Settlers: Arabs, leftists staged 'price tag' act
Yair Altman
Published: 30.10.10, 19:42
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1. Leftwing activists who take part in these
Robert Haymond ,   Israel/Canada   (10.30.10)
activities are complicit with sabotaging the state of Israel and should be treated accordingly under the legal system. Certainly, there should be punishments meted out.
2. Why hasnt this been presented to Fox ,CNN,SKY,and BBC?
shadoil ,   Jerusalem   (10.30.10)
3. Come on, the photos above don't show any downed trees
Legal Eagle ,   USA   (10.30.10)
It looks more like the piles of branches I prune off the trees around my home in the fall.
4. CNN BBC REUTERS AP HUFFINTON POST;where are you?????????????
Jae ,   Lynn US   (10.30.10)
5. Anyone out there surprised what Leftsts Destroyers of Israel
Shalom   (10.30.10)
and the World, do?
6. Where are the photos
The Last Zionist ,   Eilat   (10.30.10)
a picture is worth a million words, but i don't see any pictures!
7. :: This is a non-story
Matty Groves ,   Fairport   (10.30.10)
This whole story revolves around one mans allegation coupled with photos which shows Palestinians pruning their olive trees. None of these photos show any olive trees cut down in fact this article would lead one to assume that the Palestinians were cutting off limbs from a damaged tree(s) ie: the branches were broken and the Palestinians were sawing off the damaged limb(s). You’d also imagine if the Palestinians were trying to ‘stage’ a typical settler attack on an olive grove they wouldn’t be placing the sawn off branches in a neat pile (top pic with man with orange/white jumper), settlers slash and burn they don’t leave tidy piles of branches! Like I said this is a non-story.
8. On these "settlers cut down olive trees" stories
Ariel Ben Yochanan ,   Kfar Tapuah, Efraim,   (10.30.10)
B"H These "settlers cut down olive trees" stories are ALWAYS lies as religious Jews do not cut down the olive trees of the enemy. There is a Torah prohibition in this regard: "Only a tree that you know is not a food-tree it you may destroy and cut down.." (Deut. 20:20); Negative mitzvah # 57 of the Rambam: "Exhortation against cutting down fruit-producing trees.. in order to distress and dishearten the enemy".
9. Had to laugh that this one, broken limbs cut not trees
Bloodyscot ,   Dallas, Texas   (10.30.10)
The PR war seem to be almost funny now, since this could be checked easily and none seems to have been done here. If this made it to western news outlets it would only be worse for settlers since this seems to be a poor effort to shift the blame.
10. This actually just another settlers stunts...
Dave   (10.31.10)
There is nothing in those pics to corroborate their tale.
11. horray Ynet jumps to save extrimists again
Steve ,   USA   (10.31.10)
whatever, Ynet have some courage to publish this, you are trying to justify attacks carried out by extremist settlers by parroting what settlers claim, the Palestinians were trying to salvage some of the already cut trees to use the wood for heating and other related issues, they were just sawing what was already cut by the settlers the olive tree for the Palestinians is sacred and the olives, olive oil, are the only source of livelihood for thousands of Palestinians next time, when you try to blame the Palestinians for something they didn't do, maybe you should hire a propaganda expert!
12. do u seriously think anyone out there believes ur shit?
Marwan ,   Amman, Jordan   (10.31.10)
Mark from Georgia ,   USA   (10.31.10)
To who? These are well known liars. As with the staged flotilla incident, the border skirmish that Lebanon lied about who started (Lebanon started it, but falsely accused Israel), the fake crisis in Gaza that does not exist and this comes as a surprise? To who exactly? When you have have to lie in order to gain undeserved world sympathy for your cause, that pretty much says it all. We are locked into a simple good vs evil struggle and the Palestinians have been proven clearly to be evil. With the constant and false David vs Goliath narrative the Palestinians seek to pretend, most are now seeing the truth. The David is Israel, not the Palestinians. Here we see another in the dozens if not hundreds of phony stories the Pallywood crowd puts out, hoping to vilify and delegitimize Israel. Save it, you have been outed for the liars you are.
14. "
Chaim ,   Israel   (10.31.10)
Virtually every accusation levelled against Judea and Samaria Jews turned out to be a hoax perpetrated by leftists and "Palestinians". They should always be suspected when Judea and Samaria Jews are accused of anything. It is a virtual certainty they are guilty.
15. LOL Good One...
Nour ,   One State   (10.31.10)
Nice try, thumbs up for another failed hasbara campaign. Good morning One State!
16. #1: not so much sabotage as fraud, libel and incitement
Zvi   (10.31.10)
All 3 are criminal activities.
17. Surprise Surprise
Dallas ,   Canada   (10.31.10)
The antisemitic Muslim world is living in a complete lie. They perfected victimhood and ignorance of what they hate (the non-muslim world), glorify Hitler, danced in the streets at 9/11 while claiming Jews called Mohammed perpetrated it. They are marinated in hatred of what they refuse to get to know. What a waste of human space.
18. Arabs&leftist cut rees
hussein ,   USA   (10.31.10)
Any one with tow ounces of common sense will know the fabrication in this story. 40 + years of stealing land and homes from the people of the west bank and now we supposed to believe this, Palestinian treasure their olive treas like the lives of their children, nice try
19. # 13..'right on the money!..
Edithann ,   USA   (10.31.10)
But it's nothing new, Jews have been doing that for thousands of years.. Torah/Talmud are all reinterpretations of facts..and all meant to 'declare war on all non Jews'. However, Israeli's have now melded into their own enemies and they need a new narrative....what better way then with a new set of lies? Too funny..just too, too funny! TATA
20. Excellent article; very important information
emunah ,   TA   (10.31.10)
21. Yawn - Pallies lie like rugs all the time
Brian Cohen ,   Judean Peoples Front   (10.31.10)
The Pallies are known to be liars. In fact, they have an official policy of lying. They spread lies about little things like Israel dropping hormone spiked bubblegum on Gaza to make Arab kids horny, and they like to spread the lie that there is no evidence that there was ever a Jewish temple in Jerusalem. In between, of course, they lie about "collaborator" killings all the time (the vast majority are criminal killings of Pals by Pals), terrorist attacks they carry out, and a 1001 other little and big lies. They even hire high-priced foreigners to lie for them, like the talking propaganda whore Diana Butto who looks at the camera and says "kassam rockets have no warheads". Sure, Diana. That's why you'll never volunteer to stand beside a warheadless-kassam to demonstrate what happens when the non-warhead does indeed blow up.... Hey Matty, want to volunteer to stand in for her and show us how harmless the kassams are?
22. I told you so, they just tried to get money
ghostq   (10.31.10)
much like insurance scame, I won't be suprised that the arssons to the mosques were also done by them, once someone caught lying the rest of events won't be so trust worthy. they can whine but it won't do any good, they did far too many lying in cheape attempt to get other people money. lady of justice will claim her reward.
23. this activity bears watching ...who ever is doing it
Galut ,   Selah   (10.31.10)
there is video cameras small enough to be planted in rocks or old pieces of wood the area of suspected activity ... with a little inginuity the real culprits can be caught and prosequited... its time to put an end to this charade.
24. Remember the "dead" guy getting up
Zev ,   Israel   (10.31.10)
when his stretcher fell. This is nothing new. Only now the settlers are documenting it. As we see in these talkbacks the facts make no difference to those that hate Israel and the settlers.
25. leftist rabble
hebrew prophet ,   israel   (10.31.10)
No leftist rabble to cause trouble ,no news for the leftist networks ,it figures ?
26. no. 12
hebrew prophet ,   israel   (10.31.10)
Does anyone out there seriously believe that Jordan is the Palestinian state since 1948,definitely ,as there are millions in and out of Israel who believe this ,sorry for you Marwan ?
27. I am completely pro-Israel, but this story is ridiculous
Brad ,   Boston, USA   (10.31.10)
I don't know who translates your stories into English, or writes them in the first place, but this article is ridiculous and appears to be written by a 10-year-old child. The photos don't even show anything. And the quote that someone "felt uneasy" because a chainsaw was being waved at them sounds totally unbelievable in English. If someone waves a chainsaw at you, you don't therefore have to explain that you "felt uneasy and backed off." It's sort of a given that you feel more than "uneasy" when threatened by a chainsaw. Seriously, don't insult your readers with this garbage.
28. It is ISM internationals who organize this
Lee Kaplan ,   BeRkeley, USA   (10.31.10)
I just visited the Knesset urging them to enact new laws to outlaw the ISM and create heavy jail sentences and fines for their members. They come into the country even after being deported and work with the ideology of any means necessary thus prolonging the war. This is called a "flag operation" by the ISM. Get rid of the ISM and you will see a faster progression of this "peace" process at least.
29. #7 - there is already precedent for Leftist sabotage
William ,   Israel   (10.31.10)
Many leftists have helped Arabs stage events in order to blame settlers. There is a precedent of events set over 10 years and several leftists admitting to it. While the article is just a slice of the entire story, I agree - it's a "non-story" right now. I just suggest to this organization to document EVERYTHING on video, including exact GPS location, date, time of day. When Peace Now or some "poor Arab" comes crying, simply show the evidence to prove settler innocence and Leftist guilt. No problem.
30. #18 - stealing homes? Name one
William ,   Israel   (10.31.10)
I know of now land that was actively used or homes at all that were "stolen" by settlers. Name one home that was taken. I haven't found any listed. However, I can name dozens of homes stolen from Jews by Arabs, who incidentally are trying to fight in Intl Court to block the rightful Jewish owners from recovering their property.
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