Full of Bull

Australian national Bridgette Chappbell (other sources have it as ‘Bridgette Chappell’ or ‘Bridget Chappell’, so this is either a typo or Ms Chappell’s lying extends to the spelling of her name -ed.) , right is seen during an Israeli Supreme Court hearing in Jerusalem, Monday, Feb. 8, 2010. Chappbell and another woman were arrested by the Israeli military in the Palestinian-ruled West Bank town of Ramallah on Sunday. The two women are members of the International Solidarity Movement, which has been active in the Palestinian territories for several years. The Israeli military said the two women were arrested for overstaying their visas, but also alleged they were involved in violent protests in the West Bank. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

I am sure you can all tell from the photo that Ms Chappell is a real winner. You can be sure she’s full of bull, besides looking like one with that ring through her nostrils.

Here’s all you need to know about her: this article she wrote in which she empathizes with terrorists who murdered an innocent Israeli man and contains blatant falsehoods which are even more extreme than those published by the rabidly anti-Israel, palestinian Ma’an News.

For instance, compare this Ma’an account of the killing of one of the terrorists – based on “palestinian witnesses” – with the version published by Chappell.

Ma’an:

“Dozens of Israeli soldiers ransacked Anan’s home at 3am firing gunshots and grenades, causing a fire to break out in the next door warehouse for plastic chairs. The soldiers [entered the building] demanding Anan, and when we told them he was at work with the security forces the soldiers evacuated all nine families who live in the building. We were gathered at the nearby home of the Al-‘Amoudi family,” Anan’s brother Nidal told Ma’an.

Chappell:

Half an hour later, Israeli soldiers entered Nablus’ Ras al-Ain neighborhood. Quickly occupying several homes surrounding the house of Anan Subih, soldiers began firing anti-tank missiles at the upper levels of the building, blowing a giant cavity between the third and fourth stories. Farid Subih, brother of Anan, reported that soldiers entered the house on foot, firing live ammunition and destroying property as they forced family members out in to the street. Subih was found hiding in the rubble created by rocket blasts, where he was immediately executed.

Similarly, compare these two versions of the killing of another of the terrorists.

Ma’an:

Sakarji’s niece, 20-year-old Hind, said “Israeli forces ransacked Raed Sakarji’s home and shot him in front of his pregnant wife and two children. When his wife Tahani, 30, tried to defend him, she was hit in the feet with shrapnel.”

Chappell:

According to Tahani Jaara, the wife of Raed Sarakji, the Israeli military then forced their way in to their home in the Old City at 2:30am, where Sarakji was shot in the head immediately. The force of the close-range fire was so great that it caused his head to split in two. As his pregnant wife ran forward to catch his falling body she was shot in the foot. Only at this point did soldiers confirm the identity of the man just executed, ordering his wife to hand over both their IDs and mobile phones. Soldiers opened fire once again on his now lifeless body, then ordered his wife to summon their children to behold the grisly remains.

It’s a similar story with the versions of the killing of the third terrorist.

Ma’an:

A second man, Abu Sharkh, was removed from his home and shot outside, Hamdan said.

Chappell:

Ghassan Abu Sharkh’s brother Diyaa Abu Sharkh said Israeli military forces stormed their home in Nablus’ Old City at 12am. Sharkh’s wife and four children were forced outside and the entire family was handcuffed, whereupon Sharkh’s eldest son was kicked and beaten by soldiers with the butts of their guns. As Sharkh descended, unarmed, from the stairs inside in hopes of surrendering, soldiers immediately opened fire on him, riddling his body with bullet holes. Outside, Israeli soldiers continued to brutally beat Sharkh’s son while their counterparts prevented Red Crescent ambulances from entering the area.

Besides demonstrating the untrustworthiness of palestinian witnesses, the discrepancies should also raise alarm bells regarding Bridget Chappell’s agenda, if her membership in the ISM didn’t already.

About Aussie Dave

An Aussie immigrant to Israel, Aussie Dave is founder and managing editor of Israellycool, one of the world's most popular pro-Israel blogs (and the one you are currently reading) He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and girlie drinks

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  • http://intensedebate.com/people/juvanya juvanya

    All these tools that have 'locks' strongly discourages me from ever trying to have them. I dont want to be mistaken for a hippy or a tool. It already happens enough with straight hair. *sigh*

  • Michael Zvi Krumbein

    Strange. The lady looks like she would be more at home in Bet-El than Ramalla.

  • Michael Zvi Krumbein

    Lady in the bottom picture.

  • jooliz

    Either account that you read, it sounds like it was grizzly business. When was this? Which three terrorists is it referring to? Do we have an Israeli version of events?

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/israellycool israellycool

      Here is the <a href="http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Terrorism-+Obstacle+to+Peace/Terrorism+and+Islamic+Fundamentalism-/Terrorists_responsible_murder_killed_26-Dec-2009.htm">IDF statementon the terrorist killings. While it does not go into a blow-by-blow description, what it does say differs from the above versions.

      During the operation, IDF special forces killed three terrorists responsible for carrying out the shooting: Raed a-Sarkaji, Raghsan Abu Sharah and Anan Subeh. When he was killed, Anan Subeh was armed with a handgun and hiding two M16 assault rifles, an additional handgun, and ammunition.

      In deciding which version is true, one should look at the credibility of the parties involved based on past experience, plus the discrepancies between the palestinian versions.

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  • Shan

    I know Bridget personally, and she's one of the most selfless and passionate people I have ever met. Don't judge what you don't know. As for the nose ring – weren't you ever told not to judge a book by its cover?
    Grow up.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/israellycool israellycool

      I am judging by the book by what's inside. The fact the book's cover is nothing to write home about is not the essence of my argument if you cared to read my post.

    • Shy Guy

      "The evil that is in the world always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence, if they lack understanding. On the whole men are more good than bad; that, however, isn't the real point. But they are more or less ignorant, and it is this that we call vice or virtue; the most incorrigible vice being that of an ignorance which fancies it knows everything and therefore claims for itself the right to kill. There can be no true goodness, nor true love, without the utmost clear-sightedness."
      Albert Camus

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  • Susan

    People can be selfless & passionate – and still as stupid as any dupe ever found. SO I'm not impressed.

  • Brad

    "I am sure you can all tell from the photo that Ms Chappell is a real winner. You can be sure she’s full of bull, besides looking like one with that ring through her nostrils."
    As soon as I read the above It cast a dubious shadow over the rest of what was written, not to mention the intelligence of the writer. Sarcasm, bigotry and personal insults have nothing to do with facts and, in this case, are a poor substitute for humour.
    The writer appears to think that one can divine a persons character from looking at a photograph? Does he believe in Santa too?

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/israellycool israellycool

      If you did not read on because you did not like my dig at the terror enabler, then you are in no position to comment on my intelligence.

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  • Annie

    Such a shame Mr Israellycool (if indeed that is your real name…), that far more educated people than yourself share Bridget's dim view of Israeli human rights abuses. And there is increasing a global awareness of these abuses and Israel's intractability to engage in genuine negotiations. Do you post similar right-wing hate blogs about world leaders or western lawyers who challenge Israel, or do you reserve that for people who you think are soft targets? Get with the program Israellycool. The larger world is beginning to think that Israel might be the 'terrorist enablers' here.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/israellycool israellycool

      There is a difference between "challenging" Israel as you put it, and actively working towards her destruction by supporting and enabling terrorists who target men, women and children.

      I would also question the knowledge of those you refer to as "far more educated people than yourself " when it comes to the Middle East, since anyone who knows their history could not honestly arrive at the conclusions they do.

      • Annie

        I'm guessing that you're one of those who don't know much about history.
        And as for the difference between challenging Israel and actively promoting it's destruction – um… you must be aware that peaceful activism is globally acknowledged as a fair means to challenge a issues that people may consider unfair, and that this is an important tool of democracy. What happens when a regime disallows the right for peaceful protest? Tiananmen Square wasn't part of your history lessons apparently.

        • Michael Zvi Krumbein

          Good morning! We are talking about violent protests, not peaceful ones.

        • http://intensedebate.com/people/israellycool israellycool

          You'd be guessing wrong. I live in Israel, have studied the history for much of my adult life, and can safely say I know a heck of a lot more about what this conflict is truly about than you and your fellow terror supporters.

          I'm all for what you call "peaceful activism", assuming it doesn't include helping terrorists to commit terror attacks by, for example, preventing the army from protecting Israel's citizens.

          By the way, I know a lot about the ISM since a relative of mine used to be a member so I really do know what it is TRULY about.

  • Annie

    You should know then that it is possible to live in a country without knowing anything of its political history. When you say that you have studied history, does this mean at a tertiary level? Was this at Tel Aviv? If so you might have have been one of my previous students, although I suspect I was there long before your time.

    In your use of polemic you seem to avoid some of the basic issues I have raised so far. Could you please elucidate further on your opinion of peaceful activism, and without using emotive and reactionary platitudes, could you please explain exactly how organizations such as the ISM are engaged in terrorist activities.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    • Michael Zvi Krumbein

      But that is the question, isn't it? The argument is that we are not talking about peaceful activism.

  • http://www.StoptheISM.com Lee Kaplan

    Auddie Dave–
    Since you are using a photo of ISMers with guns from my article The ISM-Terror Connection, I'd appreciate your listing links on your list to the right of your site to
    http://www.StoptheISM.com , http://www.DAFKA.org and http://www.kaplanwatch.blogspot.com.
    Thanks.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/israellycool israellycool

      I'll see what I can do. And for the record, I got the pictures from your Frontpage article, to which I linked here.

      Keep up the good work.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/israellycool israellycool

      Your last link does not workk.

  • Lee Kaplan

    Aussie Dave–
    Sorry for typos in previous entries. Typed sans my glasses.
    Last link should be http://www.kaplanwatch.blogspot.com
    or just google Lee Kaplan. Thanks for posting. By the way, good work determining Chappell's real name. She probably was deported before from Israel under the real name. We'll know soon if Israel gives her the boot.

  • Naftali

    The ISM and their supporters on the left must think we Israelis are all idiots. They would have us believe that they are "fighting" for justice for Palestinians. Funny, I didn't see any of them in Lebanon when their Army was pounding the refugee camps. (The camps that by the way are kept as dumps by their Arab brothers and their enablers in UNRWA)

    I didn't see any of them protesting outside the offices of Hamas when they were executing their Fatah brothers? I haven't seen one article by these people about how numerous peace treaties signed by Fatah and Hamas, including the last one in their holy city of Mecca seem not to have worked out.

    Finally, I have never seen any articles by ISM asking why Egypt, Syria and Jordan got their Palestinian brothers into this mess by claiming in 1967 "that they were going to throw the Jews into the sea" and that Nasser was planning to have lunch in Tel Aviv. All this while mobs in Cairo and Damascus were screaming "Slaughter the Jews"

    I think we Israelis are way too soft with these ISM terror supporters. Kick the crap out of them and deport them to Hamastan.

  • Annie

    Dear Mr Israellycool,

    You still haven't replied to my questions above and I am disappointed. From reading over your other articles I had the impression that you would do your best to ensure you have the last word. You have not yet elucidated further on your position that the ISM is a terrorist group. Neither have you told us what your opinion is of peaceful activism, nor anything of your studies in history.

    I would like to suggest something about Ms Chappell's 'real name', and that is perhaps in personal forums (eg Facebook) she might have a nom de plume, as you do with 'Israelicool' and 'Aussie Dave'. As the Australian government recognizes her as Bridget Chappell (not using the French spelling Bridgette) I suspect that might be her real name. Reading about the whole affair, I commend her bravery to use her real name in published articles about the arrest of Palestinians. To use an expression of young students, she has more balls than those of us who write in public forums under a pseudonym.

    Again, I look forward to your reply to my questions above.

  • Scott

    What a lot gobbly-gook you write Annie – I'd ignore you too- you're an up-your-self , pompous twit. Your own attempt at goading really is childish.

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