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A previous article discussed institutionalized Israeli barbarity. It explained murdering Palestinian political prisoners by torture and medical neglect. It covered justifiable Palestinian anger.
Resisting occupation harshness is legitimate. So are street protests for any reason. Haaretz correspondent Amira Hass defended stone throwing. She did so responsibly.
It "make(s) sense for Palestinian schools to (teach) resistance," she said. "Throwing stones is the birthright and duty of anyone subject to foreign rule." Doing so "is an action as well as a metaphor of resistance."
Persecuting young children throwing stones "is an inseparable part".of the job requirements of the foreign ruler, no less than shooting, torture, land theft, restrictions on movement, and the unequal distribution of water sources."
Hass' commentary stirred a storm of right wing anger. Other commentators called stone-throwers terrorists. Hass was assailed for giving them legitimacy and respect.
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