Fifth Response Directed to Librarians and Archivists to Palestine

Posted: 7/10/2013 10:37:00 AM
Author: LfF Research Comittee
Source: The Fifth Salvo was written, in Israel, by two Israeli members of the LfF Research Committee.

Fifth Response Directed to Librarians and Archivists to Palestine
by Librarians for Fairness Research Committee

As a delegation comprised of both women and men, you were in a unique position to condemn the so-called "Honor" killings, which are rising among Arab familes in Hamas-ruled Gaza (which you didn't visit), and in the autonomous Arab-ruled areas of Judea-Samaria. (By the way: Why is Judea called Judea? Why is Hebron called Hebron? Don't those names indicate a very long and unbroken Jewish presence in the entire historic Jewish Homeland? Palestine isn't even an Arabic name. It is what the Romans called the Land, as they wrested it from the Hebrews of old, many, many years before Islam invaded the area. Here and there, archaelogists may find an Arab artifact. But when they dig deeper, they have often found remnants of Israelite towns and cities. But forgive us for digressing. We couldn't help doing so, at this point). Did you protest against the "Honor" killings at all? In the above-mentioned territories, where the PA and Hamas now rule, the PA newspaper, Al Ayam reported last year: "The frequency with which crimes against women are committed is rising constantly, and every day more than one crime is committed against more than one woman.” Over a two months period, in 2012, the PA-controlled media issued reports on the "honor" killings. Also examined were the punishments for those convicted of killing their daughters or sisters on allegations of violating the Islamist norms of sexuality, including premarital sex. At least 12 women, in Judea-Samaria, were reported to have been murdered by their relatives in 2012. “A man who murders his daughter, wife or sister stays in prison only three months,” Arab attorney, Salwa Banura asserted. And if a woman is raped, she will more likely be punished (usually with death), than the monsters who committed the crime. L&A2P, you had a chance to, at least make a statement about these terrible injustices. But you said nothing, because you are not by any standards a human rights group. And you were too busy demonizing Israel.