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Israelsk-arabiske Wafa Younis har i lengre tid pendlet fra Israel til flyktningleiren Jenin på Vestbredden for å øve med et orkester bestående av palestinske barn. Sist uke dro de på utflukt til Israel for å spille for en gruppe Holocaust-overlevende. Det var Dagen for en god gjerning.

Storyen var så rørende at den gikk verden rundt: palestinske barn spilte for Holocaust-overlevende. Men de toneangivende i Jenin likte ikke hva de hørte. De mente dette var å gi fienden sympati og ødelegge for den palestinske saken.

Wafa Younis fikk tirsdag beskjed om at hun var uønsket i leiren, og at det ville være forbundet med risiko for henne å komme dit mer. Leiligheten hun har disponert er spikret igjen og instrumentene beslaglagt.

Holocaust er et tema mange palestinere er ambivalent til. Det gir jødene den oppmerksomheten som palestinerne mener de burde hatt.

Men det var altså en palestiner som ledet orkesteret, og som nå er erklært uønsket. Wafa Younis skal ha viet en sang til Gilad Schalit, soldaten som Hamas kidnappet for to år siden. Det var nok ikke populært i Jenin.

Mentaliteten bak denne reaksjonen er svært dårlig reklame for palestinerne.

«Adnan al-Hinda, director of the Popular Committee for Services in the Jenin refugee camp, said that the participation of the children in the concert was a «dangerous matter» because it was directed against the cultural and national identity of the Palestinians. He accused «suspicious elements» of being behind the Holon event, saying they were seeking to «impact the national culture of the young generation and cast doubt about the heroism and resistance of the residents of the camp during the Israeli invasion in April 2002.»»

In other words, there is only one God and Mohammed is his prophet. There is only one path, not many, that path is jihad unto victory, not a peaceful path. Here is how Younis’s crime is being explained to the Palestinian people.

«Ramzi Fayad, a spokesman for various political factions in the Jenin refugee camp, also condemned the participation of the teenagers in the Holocaust event, saying all the groups were strongly opposed to any form of normalization with Israel. «There can be no normalization while Israel is continuing to perpetrate massacres against our people,» he said. Leaflets distributed in the Jenin area over the weekend also attacked the event and accused the organizers of exploiting the children. The leaflets also warned the Palestinians against participating in similar events in the future.»

Å gripe inn og stanse og forby barn å spille for Holocaust-overlevende, stort verre PR kan man ikke få.

Phyllis Chesler skriver i Pamajas Media.

Palestinian human rights activist, Bassam Eid, was honored, not by other Palestinians, (after all, we are not yet in the Messianic Age), but by a group of American Jewish rabbis. He came to visit me after his award in NYC. Eid monitors Palestinian-on-Palestinian human rights violations; thus, the first thing I asked him, even before he could sit down, was why was he still alive, how powerful was his family anyway? We laughed, ate, and exchanged ideas. (By the way, his family is very powerful).


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