The fascists who justify terrorism
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fairly easy
Opinion: Whether on the right or on the left, those who sympathize and justify bloodshed and terror, be it Jewish or Palestinian, are no better than the ones they claim to abhor, and those cheering on the Gilboa fugitives are no better
Israel's fascist right-wing has thrown around a lot of serious accusations in recent days following the escape of six Palestinian security prisoners from Gilboa Prison last week.

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Some accused the entire Palestinian nation of being bloodthirsty. Are some of them bloodthirsty? Probably. Are all of them bloodthirsty? Of course not. How are we supposed to treat a person who utters such racist bile?

5 צפייה בגלריה One of the escaped prisoners who was recaptured Friday appears in court ( Photo: AFP )

Despicable as it may be, those who voice their support for the six fugitives, who all have blood on their hands, are even worse.

One example is a left-wing activist — with whom I am actually acquainted — who wrote about "the surprising joy" he felt after reading about the six terrorists' escape.

As much as I tried, I could not fathom the joy that this person feels about the escape of six murderers, who would have most likely continued on their path of violence had four of them not been caught so soon.

According to this activist and his ilk, the Palestinian struggle is a righteous one. It is not that they crave bloodshed but simply have to fight out of necessity in order to defeat the occupation.

5 צפייה בגלריה The tunnel used by the six fugitives to escape Gilboa Prison (…
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