Daughters fight to save mother from arrest in Nabi Saleh

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Israeli soldiers arrest Nariman Tamimi, as her daughters try to prevent the arrest. Tamimi was taken at the entrance to Nabi Saleh’s water spring on August 24, 2012, during the weekly protest against the occupation held in the village. (Photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
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(Photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
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  1. Citizen says:

    So who says it’s only the Ashekanazi Jews who look white? Those little girls look like the US girls next door.

    • flyod says:

      yeah,
      if only they had the good fortune of being born on the right side of the tracks.

      • ColinWright says:

        Maybe they could be aryanized whoops, Judaized.

        Of course, there go all the Yemenis and things.

        • i interrupt this programing…

          …for those of you indulging in ultra-right-commenters-safari, check out the thread under this pic. The pic depicts two Palestinian girls in their early teens being detained by IDF troops. The page admins wrongly identifies them as Jewish left-wing activists. A selection of the comments: “Rape and a bullet through the head.” “Finally they arrest the terrorist sluts, look at them crying over missing the chance to get fucked by the entire village” “Cut them into pieces slowly so they suffer before they die” “Go on, cry, at least we’ll use vaselin, in Nebi Saleh they will fuck you dry” “Someone should publish where they live.”

          from Dimi Reider’s facebook page:
          link to facebook.com

          i went to the facebook page he referenced and it looks like the photo has been pulled, although i do not have FB and it keeps asking me to log in. here is the site dimi links to

          link to facebook.com

        • Mndwss says:

          The photo is there.

          Jewish left-wing activists?

          Those commenters remind me of Anders Behring Breivik, who killed norwegian left-wing “activists”.

          Soon it will be:

          Left-wing Jews to the gas chambers… ??

          “Arabs to the gas chambers! JDL”:

          link to inminds.com

        • yeah, i checked out comments on some other photos, it’s all death to the left wing (israeli)terrorists

        • ColinWright says:

          “…“Rape and a bullet through the head.” “Finally they arrest the terrorist sluts, look at them crying over missing the chance to get fucked by the entire village” “Cut them into pieces slowly so they suffer before they die” “Go on, cry, at least we’ll use vaselin, in Nebi Saleh they will fuck you dry”…”

          I realize those are selected comments — but still, the ready references to ‘rape ‘n kill’ suggest we really are dealing with something very evil here.

          Sometimes, it isn’t Israel itself that is horrifying so much as its Sauron’s army of supporters.

    • Yup. Meanwhile, Interior Minister Eli Yishai says Israel “belongs to us, the white man.” Guess what, fool? You’re not even as white as some Palestinians. Nor as white as the Turks you murdered on the Gaza flotilla. In fact, you’re not even white, period.

      Of course, it doesn’t matter. Israel’s racial supremacy is built upon the most narrow of genetic lines and doesn’t fall along the European white/colored dichotomy. That’s why I and many other Americans are bored to tears of hearing about white supremacy in the U.S. in the media. A rare mass shooting in a Sikh temple doesn’t change the fact that Palestinians wish they were treated like Indians like Sikhs are in the United States: as equal citizens.

    • Blake says:

      Palestinians come in all shades. Have been mixed through the centuries. This would mark the 4th arrest of Nariman Tamimi.

      “Bassem Tamimi is the head of the Popular Committee in the village of A-Nabi Salah in the Ramallah district. He is one of the organizers of village’s weekly demonstrations, and a leading proponent of the non-violent campaign against the occupation in the West Bank.

      Bassem, who is the same age as the Israeli occupation, has been arrested 11 times by Israeli security forces, and spent approximately three years in administrative detention. He was eventually released without being convicted of a single offense (or even charged).

      Since the beginning of the demonstrations in A-Nabi Salah, Bassem and his family have been treated particularly harshly by the Israeli authorities. Soldiers have raided the family home countless times. Bassem’s wife, Nariman, an activist in the popular struggle whose speech will be read out at this year’s Human Rights March, has been arrested three times. Two of their sons were injured during violent dispersal of demonstrations. Immediately after the demonstrations began in the village, the Civil Administration issued demolition orders against 10 buildings situated in Area C, on the pretext that the buildings are illegal. One of these buildings is Bassem’s home.”

      link to 972mag.com

    • Abuadam says:

      We Palestinians have leftover pesky DNA from the Crusades, that are right beside those ancient Hebrews genes.

    • valency says:

      That was the first thing I noticed too. While it shouldn’t, of course, matter, it definitely helps their cause that they look very white, because I’m afraid white Americans don’t really recognise Arabs as fully human, and seeing a very white-looking Arab dressed just like an American teen shocks us into remembering that Arabs are people just like us.

    • Krauss says:

      My guess is that the mother is a white European convert who has intermingled with a Lebanese or a Syrian man(some of whom have blondish hair and blue eyes due to racemixing after the french). Because even if you don’t see much of the mother, she’s very pale in her face from what you can see.

      • ColinWright says:

        “My guess is that the mother is a white European convert who has intermingled with a Lebanese or a Syrian man(some of whom have blondish hair and blue eyes due to racemixing after the french). Because even if you don’t see much of the mother, she’s very pale in her face from what you can see.”

        That’s possible — but perhaps less probable than you assume. I’ve seen numerous photos of very fair Palestinians. While until recently, there’s never been any recorded example of wholesale population replacement, Palestine has seen a lot of…traffic…over the millenia. Everything from Black slaves to Frankish peasants were brought in.

        • ColinWright says:

          ‘Nariman Tamimi’ is a fairly prominent activist.

          I glanced through the Google hits. I see no mention of her being from abroad. She could be — but I wouldn’t care to put money on it. If she is, the fact is well-obscured.

        • bintbiba says:

          We Palestinians are a Mediterranean people, remember. We have been at the crossroads of so many invasions and migrations over the centuries. Nariman looks as Arab as many do. I have seen her on video , face uncovered and speaking. European convert she is not.
          When I am asked where do I come from,when in the US or UK, and I say “the Middle East”, the immediate reaction is “Israel?”. So they take me for Ashkenaz,rather than Arab! Singular! Could be 30000 years ago I had an indigent ancestor. We all come from somewhere, don’t we!!

      • Mooser says:

        “My guess is that the mother is a white European convert who has intermingled with a Lebanese or a Syrian man”

        My guess is that you’re insane. Really screwy. You see a photo of a woman, and the first thing you wonder is who her mother slept with? Which, of course, is manifestly your business?
        You sound like somebody at a cattle show trying to suss out the blood lines of a prize milk-cow.

        • gamal says:

          circassians, muslims who fled Russian repression to the middle east, perhaps they should be sent back.

          link to thisweekinpalestine.com;
          edid=144

          and, below, the speed sisters, Arab Palestinian women racing car drivers, race is so confusing as a result of having no actual referent, like so many things its all in the mind.

  2. eljay says:

    Behold the Terrorist Forces of the oppressive, colonialist, expansionist and supremacist “Jewish State” hard at work. Hateful and immoral Zio-supremacist motherf*ckers.

    Forces crack down on Nabi Saleh protest in major arrest raid

  3. mudder says:

    Last summer and winter EI had great interviews here and here with her. What a remarkable family!

  4. Dexter says:

    Man, those little girls are fearless!

    • it’s completely natural what they are doing. for a child, the idea of being fearless doesn’t really enter into the equation when someone is dragging away your mother. 99.9% of children would do exactly the same thing. i bet there is a lot of fear but it is not for what the soldiers may do to them, it is fear for the loss of their mother. so i doubt they are fearless but i know what you mean.

      • Citizen says:

        @ Annie
        Yes, what you see is two little girls (who happened to be very white-looking) in the grip of frantic fear they will lose their mother. If the photos were broadcast in US news, it would be a real catalyst for change, but, of course, they won’t be.

        • Dutch says:

          Citizen, are such photo’s being forwarded to the MSM that you know off? It’s also a matter of volume to get editors into publishing, and the time seems to be getting ripe. As a message to all: keep informing local and national newspapers about telling facts like this.

        • Mooser says:

          “Citizen, are such photo’s being forwarded to the MSM that you know off?”

          Gosh, and I thought editors and producers were always looking for dramatic, gripping photographs or video footage which is worth the proverbial thousand words.

        • eljay says:

          >> Yes, what you see is two little girls (who happened to be very white-looking) in the grip of frantic fear they will lose their mother.

          Imagine if the mother, too, was white-looking, clothed in Western-style garb and had her hair uncovered. Why, one might even think those soldiers were treating Jews improperly!

          Outrageous! Anti-Semitic!! Holocaust!!!

          What’s that? They’re just Aye-rabs? Oh, well, never mind…

        • Citizen says:

          @ Mooser
          You mean like all those lurid videos we saw on the US nightly news of Israeli F-16s and Apache helicopters dropping missiles and white phosphorus on the little kids of Gaza while Obama was heading for his new job as POTUS?

        • Mooser says:

          “….while Obama was heading for his new job as POTUS?”

          Now, I would never claim to be as politically stute as you are, Citizen, but as far as I know, while Obama was “heading for his new job as POTUS” Bush was President. Now, it might be possible Bush was taking orders from Obama to demonstrate to the American people what a terrible President Obama would make, and they should vote for McCain-Palin, that would be a very unusual political strategy.

        • Citizen says:

          Correct, neither the wannabees, Obama and McCain spoke out, nor the sitting Dufus.

      • Dexter says:

        That’s what I mean….fear of losing their mother, so that makes them fearless in facing the soldiers

    • talknic says:

      This is not the first instance these children have witnessed. They’d be well aware of IDF brutality. It takes a heap of courage to take the very first conscious step against knowledge of the possible consequences.

  5. Mondowise says:

    paranoia and narcissism are so deeply ingrained in the z-psyche, it catapults psychopathology into a whole new dimension of evils not seen anywhere else in the entire history of this planet. and the wounds these IOF (Insanely Obscene F***ers) inflict upon the innocent people from their relentless torture leave unhealed scars that bleed for a lifetime. that zionists are completely oblivious how they themselves are wholly responsible for the hate, disgust and outrage they incessantly invite upon themselves and indeed receive from the international community is another hallmark of how profoundly diseased they are. they only isolate themselves further in their own rabid existence.

  6. James North says:

    I’m sure we will soon be seeing photographs like these on the front pages of the New York Times and the Washington Post. (If not, why not? They are great photographs and they certainly have news value, don’t they?)

    • ColinWright says:

      “I’m sure we will soon be seeing photographs like these on the front pages of the New York Times and the Washington Post.”

      When that day comes, make sure you’re not holding any Israeli stocks.

      • Erasmus says:

        Re: Colin Wright:
        “When that day comes, make sure you’re not holding any Israeli stocks.”

        Chapeau: A thorough financial advise !
        and high marks on sarcasm.
        Let’s hope that day (when such pics can be seen on front pages of NYT + WashPost) will be soonest……..

        • Citizen says:

          @ Erasmus
          If you work for a US municipality or are in a labor union in private industry it is very likely your pension funds are invested in Israeli bonds even though they are not a good investment. Check it out.

  7. Mndwss says:

    In the first picture, there is at least 9 cameras (including the one that takes the photo).

    Still IDF act like they are invisible or think they are the heroes.

    Message to IDF: You are monsters.

    And the photos document this!

    • piotr says:

      Actually, this is one of the best-behaved photos of IDF that I have seen. No smirking, no rage, and they have this strange look, probably watching an officer who gives them directions. Clearly, a well planned action (also, stupid and pointless).

      • Krauss says:

        Agreed but I think that’s because there were so many cameras plus the it was only a woman(not a man) and she had two small, very white-looking daughters (i.e. hard for the IDF guys who smirk about the ‘dirty arabs’).

        You might not think that their race matters, but there was an interesting clip on this site some months ago on the work of an Israeli NGO where they asked people on the street of Tel Aviv if they would sign a petition to let a small, Danish girl stay(even if she came here illegally as a ‘refugee’, a pretty improbable story but most fell for it). Almost all signed it.

        Then they followed up, with the people who did sign the petition, about a small, Sudanese girl. Every single one refused to sign it.

        And I mean the people they asked were mostly Arab Jews. So I mean the entire idolization of the European/Ashkenazi standard is widespread.

        • ColinWright says:

          “…they asked people on the street of Tel Aviv if they would sign a petition to let a small, Danish girl stay(even if she came here illegally as a ‘refugee’, a pretty improbable story but most fell for it). Almost all signed it.

          Then they followed up, with the people who did sign the petition, about a small, Sudanese girl. Every single one refused to sign it.

          And I mean the people they asked were mostly Arab Jews. So I mean the entire idolization of the European/Ashkenazi standard is widespread.”

          That is interesting. I imagine you’d get the same split here — but it wouldn’t be as broad. Instead of 90-0, it would be more like 70-30.

          And the ‘idolization of the European/Ashkenazi standard’ is probably true — if a tad unfair. That last is practically global.

          However, equally to the point, I think Israeli Jews genuinely perceive themselves as ‘white’ and the Arabs as ‘black.’ Witness Yishai’s remark about ‘Israel is for the white man.’ He was excluding Arabs when he said that, not sub-saharan Africans.

          People believe what they want to believe — and if if suits them to think of themselves as ‘white’, they’ll think it.

        • Citizen says:

          @ Colin Wright
          Yishai’s parents immigrated to Israel from Tunsia. Here’s a photo of him:
          link to thedailybeast.com
          Does he look like more like your hopelessly white neighbors in complexion and facial features, or do those daughters and their mom?

        • Citizen says:

          “People believe what they want to believe — and if if suits them to think of themselves as ‘white’, they’ll think it.”

          Or visa versa:
          link to urbandictionary.com

          “Why he looks like my son if I had one”–B Obama
          “I think of those little Israel girls when I put my daughters to bed.” B Obama

          Isn’t Mitt claiming some Mexican heritage?

        • Citizen says:

          No but Mitt has relatives who are dual citizens living in Mexico, where they went to escape criminal laws against polygamy.

        • ColinWright says:

          Citizen says: “Yishai’s parents immigrated to Israel from Tunsia. Here’s a photo of him:
          link to thedailybeast.com
          Does he look like more like your hopelessly white neighbors in complexion and facial features, or do those daughters and their mom?”

          You’re preaching to the converted.

          When Yishai made that remark, I immediately combed photos of Tunisians.

          The results were even more than I could have hoped for. I found a photo of a (presumably gentile) Tunisian who could have been Yishai’s long-lost twin brother.

  8. When I see these terrorists up close in pictures, I almost forget they’re terrorists.

    It sure is a good thing that the IDF (other than a bunch of vocal traitors) never have these qualms of conscience.

    [sigh]

  9. Look at the gormless stupidity and blank expressions on these child soldiers’ faces. Like fish out of water, which they are, strangers in a strange land, where they don’t belong, have no right to be, and are utterly ignorant of the culture and rights of the people there. But they are told they are the chosen ones. They look stupid enough to believe it, despite the abundance of evidence all around them. What a sick farce.

  10. Mooser says:

    “They look stupid enough to believe it”

    Listen, pal, you can say we’re obeying the secret dictates of our religion, you can say we’re ignoring all the dictates of our religion. If you must, say we drink the blood of children , and cheat at cards. Say that we’re ugly, or say that we smell bad, or even dress funny.

    But you better not say that! Totally and completely out-of-bounds. And besides, it’s not true, obviously. Think about it: If we were that stupid, could we have founded Israel, our very own country? Ha! Case for Jewish intelligence won, and closed!

    • Dutch says:

      “Case won, and closed!”

      Not so fast, Mooser. You’re still hiding that mad Jewish aunt of yours in the basement. We all know she’s there. Don’t tell us you …

      • Mooser says:

        Actually, I had some pretty cool Aunts when I was a tender and callow fellow. Life was so tender and that frozen concoctions which helps me hang on spun in the blender.

        But you’re just a little mixed up, Dutch, but I’ll be glad to straighten you out; it’s my wife whose Gentile family says their maternal great-grandmother (or great-great) was prompted to emigrate to America when impregnated by an itinerant Jewish peddler. A good story, but I doubt the bicycle had come into common use by then, and say, aren’t all peddlers, by definition, “itinerant”?

  11. piotr says:

    Perhaps I look at the same facial expression differently because I grew up in a system with conscription. Because my father was a former military officer and I had some bad skin problems, I spent quite a bit of time in a military hospital with conscripts, listening to their stories and complaints.

    As a conscript, it is a given that you get some meaningless duties or follow some orders that make little sense. But a combination of indoctrination and penalties tell you that orders have to be followed. Bored unenthusiastic conscripts with some sense of shame are exactly those who preserved their humanity. They are not fully digested by the machine. I would worry more about them if they look intelligent, purposeful, or enthusiastic. Like the soldiers in Hebron who catch Palestinian youngsters and discipline them on the spot.

    • Krauss says:

      Like the soldiers in Hebron who catch Palestinian youngsters and discipline them on the spot.

      You mean brutalize.

      • piotr says:

        Correct. We have seen a video of jogging troops who spotted a troublemaker and promptly dragged him into their building on their own initiative. No bored or exasperated looks on their faces. It makes me wonder of units in Hebron indoctrinate better, or soldiers are segregated, or if these soldiers are in their initial months of service. Unfinished products of the machine.

  12. valency says:

    Yet another powerful act of non violent resistance that will entirely censored from mention in the US media — and then some Zionist flack will come on to denounce the Palestianians for not embracing non-violent resistance.

    • ColinWright says:

      “Yet another powerful act of non violent resistance that will entirely censored from mention in the US media — and then some Zionist flack will come on to denounce the Palestianians for not embracing non-violent resistance.”

      Just read Kate’s daily list of horrors. All you’d have to do is recite that nightly on the news for a month and Israel would be finished.

      For sixty years, this has been the most awesome display of spin control ever seen. For duration and effectiveness, I can’t think of anything to compare it to. So far, it all but disproves Lincoln’s maxim that ‘you can’t fool all the people all the time.’

      • Mooser says:

        You know, I wish I could get a handle on which threads our Ziocaine addled buddies avoid and why. I must not be smart enough to figure it out. Here’s a perfect chance for them to disabuse us of our misconceptions, to give us the real story behind the photographs, and nobody shows up.

  13. amigo says:

    Soldier, does your beloved momma know the real you.

    Do you have the courage to tell her.

    Or are you just a big bully and a coward at heart.(if you have one ,that is.