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Udi Aloni

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780231157599

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231157599.001.0001

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A Murder Is a Murder Is a Murder

A Murder Is a Murder Is a Murder

Between Tel Aviv and Bil’in

Chapter:
(p.98) A Murder Is a Murder Is a Murder
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What Does a Jew Want?
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Aloni Udi

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231157599.003.0014

In this chapter, the author condemns the crimes committed in Bil'in, including the murder of Bassam Abu Rahmeh, and the theft of Palestinian land. The author went to Bil'in to protest the Israeli Defense Forces's arrest of village activists who were involved in the unarmed struggle to get their stolen land back. Hundreds of people joined the demonstration and showed their solidarity with the villagers. The author asserts that it was neither the settlers nor some fanatical group of religious nationalists who robbed Bil'in of its land. Those lands, he insists, were stolen by consecutive Israeli governments (“seeking peace”) to satisfy “the greed of corporate shills blinded by their own arrogance...stolen for contractors who used the land to build cheap housing projects for large, impoverished ultra-Orthodox families.” The chapter concludes by declaring that “the struggle for Bil'in is more than just a struggle for justice; it's a struggle that derives from love itself”.

Keywords:   crimes, Bil'in, murder, Bassam Abu Rahmeh, theft, Palestine, Palestinian land, activists, demonstration, Israel

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