The Zionist Conspiracy
Thursday, February 09, 2006
I have a lot of thoughts about the ugly mess that occurred during the evacuation of Amona last week, but am not sure how to coherently express them.
I don't doubt the claims that some police officers engaged in brutality, and certainly don't condone such brutality.
However, many of the protesters engaged in violent acts too. When you thrown rocks at police officers, the cops usually won't react well.
Ultimately, the residents of Judea and Samaria are the losers here. Instead of trying to convince mainstream Israelis of the justness of the settlement movement by joining and trying to win the battle of ideas, they continue to do everything possible to alienate many Israelis - and not just the stereotypical ultra-secular ones.
As an ideological supporter of the settlement movement, the truly self-destructive (and often immoral) tactics of that movement are particularly disappointing for me to watch unfold.