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Some of cases of anti-Jewish Arab-Islamic attacks where 'racist motives' were removed - despite the obvious

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Submitted by Victor S (United States), Oct 28, 2021 at 13:53

Some of cases of anti-Jewish Arab-Islamic attacks where 'racist motives' were removed - despite the obvious


(whereby they shouted their ethnic cleansing "Jews won't live in Jaffa")

Sara Ha'etzni-Cohen, "Israel's iron fist is anything but", ILH, Oct 7, 2021:

[https://www.israelhayom.com/opinions/israels-iron-fist-is-anything-but/] Israel's iron fist is anything but]

'The Arab Israelis that attacked Rabbi Mali in Jaffa were known antisemitic nationalists, yet the police prosecutor failed to note the racial motive behind the attack.

R. Eliyahu Mali is a resident of Jaffa and the head of Shirat Moshe Hesder Yeshiv in the city. Around six months ago, he and a colleague were violently assaulted when two Arabs began to kick, curse, and threaten them in broad daylight. In their resourcefulness, Mali's colleague documented the incident, something that resulted in his hospitalization. These were the days leading up to the riots of May 2021, and the images were widely distributed and resulted in a public outcry.

This week, the sense of shock grew following reports of the plea deal reached with the attackers, Ahmed and Mahmoud Garbua. In return for their confession, a ridiculous plea deal was signed that will see them sentenced to between five and nine months of community service. It is absolutely insane that the Israeli Police Prosecution and Tel Aviv Magistrate Court Judge Roy Perry both signed off on this agreement.

The police prosecutor did not even bother to assign a racial motive to the attack, something that would have resulted in more severe punishment. They failed to do this despite the fact that, as they were hitting and kicking and explicitly threatening the victims' lives, they shouted that "Jaffa will not have Jews." One of the attackers has a rich history of posting nationalist and antisemitic content on social media, including praise for Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, videos on "J. dogs and America," and "the truth about the sons of monkeys and pigs." He has also expressed a desire for the liberation of "occupied Jaffa." And that is just the tip of the iceberg. Racial motive? What racial motive?'

Yishai Friedman, "The 'non-racist' attacker from Jaffa works for liberation 'from occupation' and admires Hitler," Makor Rishon, April 22, 2021.


2. JAFFA LYNCH (they beat him so much with a chair till it broke) (May/21)

Omri Maniv, Jaffa resident who was lynched: "There was a racist motive - they knew I was Jewish." [https://13news.co.il/item/news/domestic/crime-law/lynch-in-jaffa-1254621/] NEWS 13, May 23, 2021.


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