Merry Christmas from Israeli-occupied Bethlehem via London:
Meanwhile, at the supposed place of Jesus’s birth, the racist Upper Nazareth mayor grinch has banned Christmas trees.
The mayor of a Jewish suburb of Nazareth sparked outrage on Wednesday after refusing to allow Christmas trees to be placed in town squares, calling them provocative.
Predominantly Jewish Nazareth Illit, or Upper Nazareth, is adjacent to Nazareth, where Jesus is said to have spent much of his life. It has a sizable Arab Christian minority, as does mostly Muslim Nazareth itself.
‘The request of the Arabs to put Christmas trees in the squares in the Arab quarter of Nazareth Illit is provocative,’ Mayor Shimon Gapso told AFP.
‘Nazareth Illit is a Jewish city and it will not happen – not this year and not next year, so long as I am a mayor,’ he said of the northern Israeli town.
Here, a new, nasty form of Israeli dendrophobia (phobia of trees) is displayed. Usually, zionists are renowned for burning or chopping rampages of Palestinian olive trees, actions designed to make life less bearable for Palestinians in their own land, to encourage them to vacate so more zionist land thieves can usurp their place.
Elsewhere in the Occupied Territories, brazen atrocities and theft committed by racist dysfunctional Israel have continued unabated. The phobias revealed by Israel’s lunatic fascist acts below include pediaphobia (phobia of children), ovinaphobia (phobia of sheep), oikophobia (phobia of houses), lactaphobia (phobia of milk), alektorophobia (phobia of chickens) and an over-arching xenophobia (fear of outsiders). I am not aware of formal names for the fear of equality nor the fear of human rights, but these phobias can also be added to the list of Israel’s pathologies.
From the Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 22 December. 2010):
– 5 activists of the Palestinian resistance were killed by IOF in the Gaza Strip.
– Another 4 activists were wounded by Israeli air strikes.
– IOF continued to fire at Palestinian workers, farmers and fishermen in border areas in the Gaza Strip.
– Two Palestinian workers, including a child, and one shepherd were wounded.
– Israeli warplanes attacked a number of targets in the Gaza Strip.
– A factory of dairy products was destroyed in the southern Gaza Strip.
– A house and a grocery were destroyed and another two houses were damaged in Rafah.
– A bird farm was damaged and 1,800 chickens were killed.
– Two sites of the ‘Izziddin al-Qassam Brigades (the armed wing of Hamas) were destroyed.
– IOF continued to use force against peaceful protests in the West Bank.
– 5 Palestinian civilians were wounded.
– IOF arrested 5 human rights defenders.
– IOF conducted 34 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.
– IOF arrested 22 Palestinian civilians, including two children.
– Israel has continued to impose a total siege on the OPT and has isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world.
– Israel has continued to take measures aimed at creating a Jewish demographic majority in Jerusalem.
– IOF demolished a houses and forced two Palestinian civilians to demolish their houses in Jerusalem.
– IOF have continued settlement activities in the West Bank and Israeli settlers have continued to attack Palestinian civilians and property.
– Israeli settlers attacked two children in Jenin and burnt sheep in Nablus.
– IOF demolished a house in Bethlehem and 4 stores in Hebron.
– IOF confiscated 50 donums of land in Beit Eksa village near Jerusalem.
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