Telling lies about Israel and Jews does not make you ‘pro-Palestinian.’

Green co-leader Marama Davidson cuddles up to two fellow anti-Israel activists Golriz Ghahraman and Justine Rose

Lying about Israel and Jews does not make an activist ‘pro-Palestinian,’ it only makes them an Israel-hater. Hating Israel distracts from and supports the activities of Palestinian terrorist groups?who are suppressing the freedoms of Palestinians and taking away their human rights.

Israel hating activists like our own Marama Davidson, Golriz Ghahraman and Justine Rose do nothing to improve the conditions for Palestinians living under Hamas, Fatah and Islamic Jihad because they are not interested in the truth. They are virtue signallers with no genuine motivation to improve the lives of ordinary Palestinians. Quote.

Samah Abu Ghayyath still has not been formally charged with committing any crime. Hamas will not say why the mother of five was held in detention for 23 days.
This is the real tragedy of the Palestinians: failed leadership that has deprived them of international aid and a good life in favor of hating and killing Jews. Their leaders have dragged their people from one disaster to another […]

Where are all those who claim to be “pro-Palestinian” and are spewing hatred against Israel and Jews at college campuses in the US and Canada? If they really want to help the Palestinians, let them stand up and shout about the rights of women and gays living under Hamas’s repressive regime, and journalists who are being harassed and arrested by Mahmoud Abbas’s security forces.[…]

A Palestinian mother of five just spent 23 days in prison. During her incarceration, she was held in unspeakable conditions and denied family visitations. She was also prohibited from consulting a lawyer.

This is a story that no one has heard in the West.

Why? Because the Palestinian woman, Samah Abu Ghayyath, was detained not by Israel, but by Hamas, the Palestinian terror group that rules the Gaza Strip.

Abu Ghayyath would have been “fortunate” if she had been arrested by Israel. Then, the case would have reached the pages of major media outlets around the world and “pro-Palestinian” activists would have staged demonstrations and online campaigns to support her and denounce Israel.

By contrast, for instance, consider the example of Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian teenage girl from a village near Ramallah in the West Bank. In December 2017, Tamimi was detained by Israeli authorities for physically assaulting an Israeli soldier. After agreeing to a plea bargain, she was sentenced to 8 months in prison.

Tamimi has since become a symbol of the Palestinian “struggle” against Israel. She is glorified by many in the mainstream media in the West and advocates of Palestinian human rights around the world, who have turned her into an icon.

Tamimi has won all this fame and glory because she and her family members have long been staging skirmishes with Israeli soldiers in their village of Nabi Saleh. The teenager and her parents have made it a habit to invite journalists — or anyone carrying a camera — to document their provocative actions against the soldiers.

Abu Ghayyath, however, the woman from the Gaza Strip, has been less fortunate than the golden girl from the West Bank.

Unlike Tamimi, the arrest of the mother of five in early May by Hamas did not spark an international outcry. Western journalists and human rights organizations did not endorse Abu Ghayyath, as they were quick to do with Tamimi, a girl who hit an Israeli soldier.

Had Abu Ghayyath been arrested by Israel, her name would have appeared on the front pages of?The New York Times?and in the broadcasts of the BBC and CNN. The only ones who picked up her ordeal and demanded her release, however, were a few Palestinian women’s groups and, of course, her family.[..]

Predictably, only a handful of Palestinians — and no Westerners — dared to denounce Hamas for arresting the woman.

Even after Abu Ghayyath’s release, it remains unclear why Hamas’s security forces arrested her in the first place. […] Others believe she may have been arrested because of her activities on behalf of women’s rights in the Gaza Strip.[…]

Abu Ghayyath’s friends and family?claim?she was tortured physically and psychologically during her incarceration. They say they cannot understand the silence of many Palestinians and the international community towards Hamas’s action against a mother of five (her youngest child is only 8 months old).

[…] Fatah is the dominant party of the Palestinian Authority that rules the West Bank. Its members and supporters also make up the largest percentage of the PA security forces, responsible for suppressing public freedoms and cracking down on political rivals and dissent.

Abu Ghayyath may have been the latest victim of the 11-year-old power struggle between Fatah on one side, and Hamas in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on the other. Both Fatah and Hamas have been arresting and harassing each other’s supporters for more than a decade.

The rivalry between Fatah and Hamas has resulted in a situation where the Palestinians have two separate mini-states — one ruled by Fatah in the West Bank and another ruled by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The two mini-states are both failed entities run by vicious and corrupt leaders who are blocking the emergence of new and younger leadership and clamping down on public freedoms.

These two mini-states have spared nothing in their struggle to throttle each other, from throwing Palestinians from rooftops and lynching them in public squares, to cutting off medical supplies, as President Abbas has done to the Gaza Strip. End of quote.

Marama Davidson, Golriz Gahahraman and Justine Rose have never protested about any of these atrocities?because they do not genuinely care about Palestinians. Their activism is all about a hatred of Israel which they cloak with their fake concern for Palestinians.