Update: Israeli soldiers manhandle European diplomats seeking to aid demolished Palestinian village

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French diplomatUpdate: Reuters is reporting that Israeli soldiers manhandled a French diplomat in the standoff at a Bedouin village in the Jordan Valley. She is shown in the photo above– I believe that to be Marion Castaing.

Israeli soldiers manhandled European diplomats on Friday and seized a truck full of tents and emergency aid they had been trying to deliver to Palestinians whose homes were demolished this week.

A Reuters reporter saw soldiers throw sound grenades at a group of diplomats, aid workers and locals in the occupied West Bank , and yank a French diplomat out of the truck before driving away with its contents.

“They dragged me out of the truck and forced me to the ground with no regard for my diplomatic immunity,” French diplomat Marion Castaing said.

“This is how international law is being respected here,” she said, covered with dust.

The Israeli army and police declined to comment.

Locals said Khirbet Al-Makhul was home to about 120 people. The army demolished their ramshackle houses, stables and a kindergarten on Monday after Israel ‘s high court ruled that they did not have proper building permits….

“It’s shocking and outrageous. We will report these actions to our governments,” said one EU diplomat, who declined to be named because he did not have authorisation to talk to the media.

“(Our presence here) is a clear matter of international humanitarian law. By the Geneva Convention, an occupying power needs to see to the needs of people under occupation. These people aren’t being protected,” he said.

Original report on our site:

On Monday, Israel demolished a Bedouin community in the Jordan Valley, Mak-hul.Today there is breaking news that a French diplomat has placed herself in the way of Israeli forces trying to prevent the delivery of tents to the villagers. The report, from a reliable source:

As many of you know, a diplomatic convoy accompanied a delivery of tents to Mak hul today for the people who lost their homes in the demolition of the community on  Monday.


The Israel Civil Administration has moved to confiscate the truck with the tents. A French diplomat is sitting in the truck to prevent confiscation.


Reuters TV and main correspondent is there from the morning and is capturing it all.



We have confirmation from the French Consulate… [of this information, now going out on twitter:]


French diplomat sitting in truck full of humanitarian aid in demolished # Palestine village Makhul to prevent confiscation from Israeli soldiers


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The EU nations continue to support Palestinians and “Palestine” in various small ways, and I am grateful, but they do not get down to the “nut” of the problem — ending the occupation (or at least removing the settlers). For this there must be real, massive, and sustained international pressure, the so far missing “S” in “BDS”. IOt might be gradually applied, but the promise of “real, massive, and sustained” is necessary if Israel is… Read more »

How did Judaism end up entangled in this neo-Cossack episode? A great mystery. Maybe G-d is testing His people again.

Abuse happens when there is nobody to protect the victim. Abusers hate to be confronted by people who are on the same level as them and know what they are doing is abusive and intolerable.

Zionism is like systematic prison rape of the Palestinian people. There is nobody to protect them.
And then a diplomat comes along.

Need more people doing this…doing somethng on the ground in their face.
Need important publc figures, movie stars, politicans, world renown figures, to put themselves rght out there in the way of Isrhell and dare them to go thru them in full view of the world.

“By the Geneva Convention, an occupying power needs to see to the needs of people under occupation. These people aren’t being protected,” he said”

When TSHTF of course Israel will be screaming for international law . But Zionism is on a roll and human rights are for leftists and nothing to do with chosen people.
Imagine somehow getting in touch with the Hungarian Jews who died at Auschwitz and relating the Jewish future to them.