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Zionist Death PigsTM are back in the news, with the IMEMC complaining about them.
Farmers said, “We have encountered heavy losses in our wheat and barley crops, where the pigs destroyed them completely.”
They added, “We tried to get rid of the pigs with all available ways but we have failed”, pointing out that the only way is to shoot them; which is difficult due to the miltary’s monitoring towers and checkpoints in the area.
Furthermore, according to Al Ray, Palestinian researcher Khaled Maali explained that the settlers found launching wild pigs toward the Palestinian farmlands was the best effective way to fight the Palestinian farmers without significant cost.
Maali pointed out that the occupation prevents the Palestinians from shooting the pigs, whereas it permits settlers to kill the pigs when they reach their colonial settlements.
These Israeli settler assaults are in direct violation of international humanitarian law, and of Israel’s obligations under international law as an occupying power.
Notice the inherent contradiction in this story. On one hand, Mr Maali accuses “settlers” of launching the pigs. On the other hand, he complains “settlers” are permitted to kill them when they read the settlements, a right denied the palestinians.
I should also note that in the past, palestinians have proffered different reasons for the pigs:
Palestinian farmers in the Farkha village in Salfit were again complaining of the presence of wild pigs in the northern West Bank, which they said continue to ravage residential and agricultural areas.
On Saturday, the head of the Union of Agricultural Workers in Salfit, Khalil I’mran, said the boars “don’t attack nearby illegal settlements because they have security fences, whereas Palestinian farmlands are destroyed without compensation.”
Several farmers complained that the boars destroyed lands in the Al-Matwi area of the village, damaging plants there and terrifying locals. Residents have also been attacked, with some sustaining serious injuries.
I’mran appealed to human rights organizations to document the attacks, which he blamed on Israeli policies.
So which is it? These pigs reach settlements where the settlers shoot them dead, don’t reach the settlements due to security fences, or rather originate from these settlements from where the settlers launch them against the palestinians?
Sounds to me like more palestinian porky pies.