Bassem Tamimi Flat-Out Lies To Western Media About Rejecting Violence
From an ABC News report about the trial of Ahed “Shirley Temper” Tamimi:
Israeli activists have long accused the Tamimi’s of condoning violence, pointing to a cousin of Ms Tamimi’s father, who was jailed 17 years ago for aiding a suicide bomber who killed 15 Israeli civilians in 2001 — including a 15-year-old who held Australian citizenship.
Two years ago, Ms Tamimi’s mother shared a post on Facebook defending the cousin.
Today, Mr Tamimi said his family rejects violence.
“For me, I was believing in the armed resistance and I was arrested for that,” he said.
“But I changed because I believe that the suitable and more effective issue is the non-violent resistance.”
Either Bassem Tamimi changed his mind very recently or he is lying – because he posted a tribute to terrorist Ahmed Jarrar, murderer of Rabbi Raziel Shevach, a 35-year-old father of six, just 2 weeks ago.
I’m going with option B, because these people are professional liars and propagandists.
Speaking of lies, Shirley Temper’s Israeli lawyer is also responsible for one:
Watching the trial closely is Maurice Hersh, who used to be the prosecutor for the Israeli military court in the West Bank.
He now works for right-wing Israeli lobby group NGO Monitor.
“Really the crux of the indictment is really the incitement and the calling for committing suicide bombings,” he told 7.30.
“She has a tremendous amount of influence. And if someone was to heed her call to carry out suicide bombings, I think that would be very severe.”
The Israeli military prosecutor said comments made by Ms Tamimi on her Facebook page are what amount to a “call for suicide bombings”.
In the Facebook live video, Ms Tamimi referred to US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
But Ms Lasky said: “She is not saying that people should act in that manner, stabbing people, making terrorist attacks.”
“It’s a 16-year-old girl, being more realistic than President Trump. Knowing that words have an effect.
“There are some people that want to read into the video what they want. But that’s not what it says!”
Here’s the video again.
She mentions different types of terrorism immediately followed by the words “everyone must do things so we can unite this way so we can get our message across in the required way, and get this result, that is the liberation of Palestine, Allah willing.” I think it is pretty clear she is calling for terrorism.
Update: I was remiss to not mention this report was written by Sophie McNeill, known for her anti-Israel bias. So I assume she was more than willing to accept everything the Tamimis told her. She also couldn’t bring herself to mention terror victim Malki Roth’s name.
Israeli activists have long accused the Tamimi’s of condoning violence, pointing to a cousin of Ms Tamimi’s father, who was jailed 17 years ago for aiding a suicide bomber who killed 15 Israeli civilians in 2001 — including a 15-year-old who held Australian citizenship
Mid East correspondent for Australia's @abcnews has long ignored our battle to get justice for murdered Melbourne-born Malki Roth (our daughter).
Today she addresses the issue [https://t.co/OqiKNI8g2x] but still can't write Malki's name.
Safe travels back to Oz, @Sophiemcneill
— This Ongoing War (@ThisOngoingWar) February 20, 2018
Update: Honest Reporting notices that McNeill deliberately edited out the relevant footage of Ahed Tamimi to make it appear that she doesn’t incite to violence, in her television report on the case.