Ali Abunimah von der Electronic Intifada diskutierte auf Al Jazeera, hier das mehr als aufschlussreiche Video, über die israelische Besatzung und Kolonisierung, die zur Gewalt führt..
Interessant, wenn israelische Hardliner, wie der Tel Aviver Bürgermeister Ron Huldai , oder der Politik Berater Daniel Levy auf einmal die Besatzung als Ursache für die Taten sehen. Ebenso klagte der Vater von Ido Ben Ari, einem der vier getöteten Anschlagopfer die Netanjahu Regierung an, die Situation noch verschärft zu haben.
As Israeli leaders vowed revenge and began to impose collective punishment on the occupied Palestinian civilian population, Tel Aviv mayor Ron Huldai was the most high profile figure pointing squarely back at Israel’s occupation as the root cause of violence.
Israel is “maybe the only country in which another people is under occupation and in which these people have no rights,” Huldai told army radio.
“We can’t keep these people in a reality in which they are occupied and [expect] them to reach the conclusion that everything is alright and that they can continue living this way,” Huldai added, in reference to the Palestinians.
In an even more extraordinary statement, the father of Ido Ben Ari, one of the four victims of the shooting attack allegedly carried out by two Palestinian cousins at a Tel Aviv cafe, accused the Israeli government of making the situation worse.
“Last night, after the attack, the prime minister and two of his ministers arrived and yet another security cabinet issued decrees – not to return corpses, to put up barriers, to destroy houses, and to make lives harder,” the father said at his son’s funeral.
Video: Israeli occupation, colonization at root of violence
On Friday, I appeared on Al Jazeera’s Inside Story , to debate the developments surrounding Wednesday’s Tel Aviv attack that killed four Israeli civilians. The other guests were two former Israeli officials: Daniel Levy, of the European Council on Foreign Relations who worked as an advisor to one-time Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak, and Mitchell Barak, who was a spokesperson for Shimon Peres when he was Israel’s president.