Okay, I get it. If I were a young Palestinian who grew up in Gaza the last 20 years, I’d be flying burning kites, slinging stones, you name it. There would be no end to my anger. But lets call a spade a spade: This is a violent protest. It is very easy for the Western press, the unwashed masses, and the neo-liberal governments to just carry on with business as usual, and just slough off the Palestinians. The pictures on the TV, in the newspaper, on the Internet… showed a bunch of towel-headed animals in violent protest for the viewing audience to judge as untermench Muslims. “Israel has the right to defend itself”. How many times did we hear that the last week?
You see the problem? Palestinians need a “Gandhi” a “MLK”. They tried 70 years of violence, things only got worse, didn’t they? Not that I deny their right to liberate Palestine by any means necessary, I certainly support international law. But flying burning kites and throwing stones at Zion…. well it’s just not going to work. What will work is BDS, and PEACEFUL NON VIOLENT PROTEST. Sure, it’s a long plan, but it’s the only game in town now.
So I get it, but any fool can see violent protest won’t work.