50 years after North Carolina lunchcounter sit-in, Times calls West Bank protests ‘theatrical… spectacle’

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Here’s the video accompanying Isabel Kershner’s piece on the West Bank protests last week in the Times. It’s billed: "The Spectacle of West Bank Protests… With a stalled peace process, Israeli soldiers and Palestinian protesters [no mention of Israelis and internationals] clash violently each Friday. The skirmishes are a combination of desperate activism and staged theater." In the video, the narrator, evidently Jaron Gilinsky, who I’m sure is Arab-American (sorry; Jewish irony), says that Jonathan Pollak "claims" to have suffered brain hemmorhages from tear gas cartridges and presents a Palestinian hit in the kidney area by a rubber bullet as play-acting his injury. It calls the protests "theatrical… spectacle." Disgraceful. Remember that these are protests against violent occupation and separate roadways and land confiscation, worse than Jim Crow conditions. Note that on his website Gilinsky, who is based in Jerusalem, questions the non-violence of the protests.
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