Posted in: Israel
Published on May 19, 2011 by Phyllis Chesler
Facebook Groups Call for Mass Invasion of Israel on Friday
My nightmares—what I knew could happen—is apparently happening.
The Third Palestinian Intifada on Facebook seems to have at least twenty different groups or pages, each with hundreds or thousands of fans. One group has 365,000 fans. According to Yedioth Ahronoth (YNet), these sites are now urging all Arabs to "rush the Israeli borders" after Friday prayers on May 20.
Look: This could be the work of one nerdy Palestinian in a basement in Ramallah. The fans could also be people who exist only in cyberspace.
But, these Third Palestinian Intifada websites could also be the work of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Hizbullah, Syria, and the Palestinian Authority, all of which have problems of their own and for whom a diversion would be mighty fine. In fact, I think they are. Thus, this promised new aggression must be taken seriously and stopped in its tracks.
In any event, these Third Intifada facebook websites are suggesting that armed and unarmed hordes, masses, mobs of incited and hate-filled Arabs invade–"surge"–into sovereign Israel (as they have done for years to India.) The Indian press and police are too afraid to report it or to stop them. Israelis have no choice but to do so.
If and when they re-create their failed Nakba Day aggression, public opinion, the Arab "street," the Arab League, the world's intellectuals, journalists and progressives, the human rights organizations and the jihadist friendly United Nations, will probably view such an invasion as an act of "righteous resistance" and Israeli self-defense as an act of "unprovoked aggression."
Facebook, to its credit, has removed one Third Palestinian Intifada site in the past. Clearly, others quickly sprang up, and Facebook has its work cut out for it. Just as the Civil Rights movement in America was initially and brilliantly non-violent, perhaps all the earth's peace-loving people might now congregate peacefully on all of Israel's borders to be the human wall that finally says no to jihadic barbarism.
For all those pacifists who genuinely believe in the non-violent teachings of both Gandhi and Martin Luther King, let them congregate and bear witness with their bodies at all of Israel's borders that human courage and goodness is ready to stand against barbarism and evil.
For all those who believe that barbarism must be met with Navy SEALs, let them, too, gather at Israel's borders to defend innocent Israeli civilians.
For all those who believe that a nation has the right to defend its people, let them now volunteer to join the IDF or raise money for it.
On the other hand, all those who invade sovereign Israel with malevolent and lethal and genocidal intentions should know in advance that they will be met with force. Israel should immediately begin announcing this, both day and night.
Of course, jihad is always seeking martyrs. This time, the Western media should not fall for the tricks of "Pallywood" (the al-Dura hoax, the "massacre" in Jenin, the "starving" masses in Gaza, etc.). The Western media should report the truth.
I am such a dreamer.
Of course, Israel can always start building walls up to the very sky in order to keep the barbarians out.
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