Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Palestinian youth orchestra disbanded

Haaretz reported Palestinian authorities disbanded a youth orchestra from a West Bank refugee camp after it played for a group of Holocaust survivors in Israel, a local official said on Sunday. Adnan Hindi of the Jenin camp called the Holocaust a political issue
It is a historical issue
and accused conductor Wafa Younis of unknowingly dragging the children into a political dispute.
What dispute? They played some music that was heard by Jews? Aren't you pretending you want to live in peace with your neighbors? It would seem playing music for them might make them think you did not just want to kill them.
He added that Younis has been barred from the camp and the apartment where she taught the 13-member Strings of Freedom orchestra has been boarded up.
That'll show them. Punish the Paletinian girls.
"She exploited the children," said Hindi, the head of the camp's popular committee, which takes on municipal duties. "She will be forbidden from doing any activities.... We have to protect our children and our community."
We can't have them playing pretty music for Jooozz
The move highlights the sensitivity of many Palestinians over acknowledging Jewish suffering, fearing it would weaken their own historical grievances against Israel.
There is no comparison. The Jews were killed because Hitler wanted to get rid of them. If Israel wanted to get rid of the Palestinians, it would kill the ones it has in prison, rather than feeding them, and it would bomb indiscriminately when you shoot rockets at Israel. And if the other Arab countries cared about the Palestinians it would settle them in their countries. Many Jews were run out of Jordan, and they settled in Israel. Why can't the Paletinians settle in Jordan, or any other Arab country?
"The Holocaust happened, but we are facing a similar massacre by the Jews themselves," Hindi said. "We lost our land, and we were forced to flee and we've lived in refugee camps for the past 50 years."
You were forced to flee by Arabs that wanted you out of the way while they tried to destroy the newly formed Israel. Arabs who stayed now have more rights than arabs in any other country in the Middle East
.... Kaynan Rabino, director of Ruach Tova, or Good Spirit, the charity that organized the event, said he was disappointed to hear about the reaction in Jenin. "They approached us and volunteered to play. Wafa knew the orchestra would play before Holocaust survivors," he said. "We wanted to bring people's hearts closer together and if they are against that then that's a real shame."
They don't want to bring hearts together; they want to kill Jews.
.... At last Wednesday's performance, most of the Holocaust survivors did not know the youths were Palestinians from the West Bank,
They probably assumed they were civilized arabs, like those living freely in Israel
a rare sight in Israel these days. And the youths had no idea they were performing for people who lived through Nazi genocide - or even what the Holocaust was.
A problem with Palestinian education, that only teaches hatred of the Jews.

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