Apartheid in Palestine – Censored by Wikipedia

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The Palestinian Authority’s treatment of the Christians, Jews, women, gays and the refugees of 1948 has been compared by United Nations investigators, human rights groups and critics of Israeli policy to South Africa’s treatment of non-whites during its apartheid era.

Public figures including Khaled Abu Toameh, Victor Davis Hanson, David Bedein and Alan Dershowitz have characterized the Palesitnian suthority of practicing “apartheid.”

Crime of Apartheid

In 1973, the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid (ICSPCA) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. The ICSPCA defines the crime of apartheid as “inhuman acts committed for the purpose of establishing and maintaining domination by one racial group … over another racial group … and systematically oppressing them.”

In 2002 the crime of apartheid was further defined by Article 7 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court as encompassing inhumane acts such as torture, murder, forcible transfer, imprisonment, or persecution of an identifiable group on political, racial, national, ethnic, cultural, religious, or other grounds, “committed in the context of an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination by one racial group over any racial group or groups and committed with the intention of maintaining that regime.”

Apartheid against Christians

It is against the law share the Gospel with a Palestinian.

Professor Alan Dershowitz of Harvard University charges that “Hamas is notorious for its anti-Christian apartheid.” Under the Hamas-led government, anti=Christian apartheid has included bombings and attacks by gunmen on Christian individuals and institutions.

Journalist Khaled Abu Toameh describes the treatment of Christians living under the Palestinian Authority as a system of “apartheid”.

Apartheid against Ahmadi

Apostasy (conversion form Islam to another religion) is against the law in the Palestinian Authority. Penalties include forcible divorce (dissolution of the marriages of apostates) and the death penalty. Members of the minority Ahmadi Islamic sect are threatened with the death penalty due to court rulings that the sect is heretical.

Believers living in both the Palestinian Authority controlled West Bank and in Hamas controlled Gaza have been stripped of their property by legal action, beaten and had their property destroyed by thugs.

In Hamas-controlled Gaza

Alan Dershowitz accuses the Hamas government of Gaza as practicing “apartheid… against women, gays, Christians.”

Apartheid against Jews

The Palestinian Authority has been accused of being “an apartheid, racist, Palestinian state which openly and proudly states its intention of being Judenrein.”

Alan Dershowitz describes the Palestinian Authority’s policy statements that “‘no Jew’ will ever be allowed to live in a Palestinian state” as “apartheid”. Accusations that “apartheid” exists in “the territories currently occupied by the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority and the Hamas-occupied Gaza Strip” on the gorunds that the “Palestinian Arabs ban all Jews from living amongst them” and “Arabs found to have sold property to Jewish purchasers are summarily executed – often in the public squares and streets of Palestinian Arab settlements. And on the grounds that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has declared that:

“I will never allow a single Israeli to live among us on Palestinian land.”

Since its inception in 1994, the newly constituted Palestinian Authority, created by the PLO, has prepared the rudiments of a Palestinian State, modeled on the rules of Apartheid and institutionalized discrimination:

1. The right of Palestinian Arab refugees and their descendents to return to Arab villages lost in 1948 will be protected by the new Palestinian state.

2. While 20% of Israel’s citizens are Arabs, not one Jew will be allowed to live in a Palestinian State

3. Anyone who sells land to a Jew will be liable to the death penalty in the Palestinian State

4. Those who murder Jews are honored on all official Palestinian media outlets.

5. Palestinian Authority maps prepared for the Palestinian State depict all of Palestine under Palestinian rule

6. PA maps of Jerusalem for the Palestinian State once again delete the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem

7. Recent PA documents claim all of Jerusalem for the future Palestinian State.

8. The right of Jewish access to Jewish holy places is to be denied in the new Palestinian State.

9. The Draft Palestinian State Constitution denies juridical status to any religion except for Islam.

10. No system which protects human rights or civil liberties will exist in a Palestinian State.

If that is not a formula for a totalitarian apartheid state of Palestine, then what is?

Apartheid against Women

Alan Dershowitz and other commentators accuse the Hamas government of Gaza of practicing “apartheid… against women.” Victor Davis Hanson extends this accusatio to the Palestinian-ruled territories generally.

Apartheid against gays

According to the International Lesbian and Gay Association, Palestinian Authority law prohibits sexual relations between two men.

Alan Dershowitz and other commentators accuse the Hamas government of Gaza as practicing “apartheid… against… gays.

Apartheid against the Palestinian refugees of 1948

The Palestinian Authority, most residents of which were residents of Jordan or Egypt until the 1967 War; since it became self-governing under the Oslo Accords of 1993, the Palestinian Authority has been accused of practicing apartheid against the Palestinian refugees of 1948 living under its jurisdiction.

If you want to use the term “apartheid” to characterize some aspect of Middle East politics, then Balata is a good place to apply it. It is the Palestinian Authority’s answer to Soweto. The PA does not permit the children of Balata to go to local schools. It does not permit the people of Balata to build outside the one square kilometer. The people of Balata are prevented from voting in local elections, and the PA provides none of the funds for the necessary infrastructure of the camp — including sewers and roads.

Sol Stern characterizes Balata as a

Quasi-apartheid welfare ghetto. The Palestinian Authority does not consider the residents of Balata citizens of Palestine; they do not vote on municipal issues, and they receive no PA funding for roads or sanitation. The refugee children—though after 60 years, calling young children “refugees” is absurd—go to separate schools run by UNRWA, the UN’s refugee-relief agency. The “refugees” are crammed into an area of approximately one square kilometer, and municipal officials prohibit them from building outside the camp’s official boundaries, making living conditions ever more cramped as the camp’s population grows.

See also:
Apartheid in Bahrain censored
Arab Apartheid?

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  1. says

    I have seen the humiliation of the Palestinians at checkpoints and roadblocks suffering like us when young white police officers prevented us from moving about 1 . As in South Africa the settlers in Palestine expelled the indigenous population some two-thirds of the Palestinians in the land that became Israel in 1948 took possession of their properties and legally segregated those who remained…However admitting that Israels foundation was colonialist does not mean that it is compar able to apartheid South Africa. It sought to establish Jewish demographic dominance by expelling Palestin ians and preventing structural dependence on the Palestinian economy particularly on its labour.

    • says

      A lot of what you are saying is simply not true. Israel had a mass expelling of the Palestinians in 1948, 1967, or any other time.

      In 1948, the Israelis were protecting land that the Jewish people had inhabited for 3000 years. When the Arab population left some of the areas, they did so at the suggestion of Arab leadership. The voluntarily packed up and left. You can read more here: http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2008/05/palestinian-daily-admits-arab-refugees.html

      On the other hand, the Jewish were actively expelled from Arab countries after 1948. Here is a recent article discussing the mass Jewish exodus from Arab countries in 1948: http://www.bnaibrith.org/magazine/jewish_arabs.cfm.

      What is most fascinating about the situation is the difference in treatment of Jews in Muslim countries and Muslims in Israel. In Muslim nations, Jews and Christians are treated as Dhimmi, a second class that has to pay an extra tax to live there. In Israel, Israeli Arab citizens are elected members of the Israeli Knesset (parliament), get free education and health care from the government, and can freely travel anywhere any other Israeli can regardless of religion and race.

  2. Kristina Louisa says

    Everyone knows by now that the Islamic anti-Jewish racist gang is bullying its devious ways on wikipedia at least since 2007.

    Two major “players” in anti-Jewish incitement masked under “pro palestine” agenda are wikipedia users such as: “Malik Shabazz” and “Nableezy.” (both have also “alternative” sock puppet names) Since 2008. The group even has a few “administrators’ inside wikipedia that always lean to their demands.

    Question is who pays the Islamic lobby? Arab billionaire Bin Talala that owns much of US media?

    • says

      The focus of this post is to demonstrate the double standards and hypocrisy that exists within the chambers of Wikipedia’s deletion review and administrative process. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict forum is unique because moderators have far greater discretion in weighing on and deciding whether articles stay.

      The drafts posted above, while imperfect, are supported by reliable sources and easily match the same quality of Israeli and the Apartheid analogy. If Wikipedia guidelines were applied universally, then allegations of Arab apartheid would remain. But sadly this is not the case.

  3. Hatari says

    This unfair removal, states clearly who controls “objective” Wikipedia. The Arab lobby – the BDS activists (Arab-led-bigotry who seek to apply real apartheid to isolate Israel via false analogies between former S. Africa’s system to real security issues confronting racist-Arab attackers) are all over the place.
    The multiple sockpuppetry accounts of Malik Shabbaz (the Muslim racist who is very active against exposing real apartheids) will have to be, one day exposed.

  4. Proud Jew says

    Furthermore, Nableezy is likely a sock puppet account of Tarc, and the now-banned account Passionless is likely either Tiamut or Carolmooredc.

  5. Odelia says

    July 2010 & Sep. 2011 – Two dates in official ‘Arab apartheid Palestine’ – ethno-religious cleansing – Nazi judenrein policy

    * July 2010, “Palestinian” PM Mahmlud Abbas declars the region should be ‘Jew free’ [http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3929819,00.html]

    * Sep. 2011, ‘Palestinian’ [PLO] ambassador to the US Maen Areikat declares that a Palestine “State,” should be ‘Jew free.’


  6. Censored by Wikipedia says

    It should be brought to attention that two anti-Semitic administrators, NawlinWiki and Elockid, are actively censoring any attempt to counter the anti-Semitic and Arab bias at Wikipedia. An example of the tactics used by these racist cowards can be seen at http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Nableezy&dir=prev&offset=20111031225129&action=history

    Notice the section at Nableezy’s talk page titled “Personal Question about ‘Jewish Homeland’ ” (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Nableezy&oldid=460538831#Personal_Question_about_.22Jewish_Homeland.22) that is filled with anti-Semitic vitriol and Islamofascist propaganda, such as labeling Jews returning to their homeland “European colonizers” importing “European racism” and describing Arab settlers and colonizers as “natives” and the “indigenous population.”

    A user tries to bring reason to the discussion by adding: “Except that Jews are the natives and the Arabs are the invaders. Arabs have only lived in Israel since they [[Muslim conquest of Palestine|invaded to spread Islam]]. The Jews were forcibly kicked out of their homeland by the Romans. So why do you think Arab invaders should be allowed to have land in Israel but the natives who were exiled by European imperialists should not? Why should the natives have to ask permission to return to their own homeland?”

    The aforementioned racist administrators remove the reasonable comment and even go so far as to delete it from the revision history as “grossly insulting, degrading, or offensive material” and “purely disruptive material.”

    It seems that Wikipedia is hopelessly anti-Semitic and is not worth saving.