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Sheri Oz – Saying Tamimi And Alkobi In The Same Sentence Should Upset Your Stomach

Sheri Oz – Saying Tamimi And Alkobi In The Same Sentence Should Upset Your Stomach

and underneath that:

Both Ahed Tamimi and Yifat Alkobi were questioned for slapping a soldier in the West Bank, but little else about their cases are similar — simply because one is Jewish, the other Palestinian

At least Haaretz is correct about one thing – there is little else similar. When you Google search Yifat Alkobi and look under videos, you get 1,970 results but only two relevant links. A Google search for Ahed Tamimi videos yields 130,000 results. I wanted to see how many of these are not really about Tamimi, and I had to go to page 42 before one or two other subjects were mixed in with videos about Ahed. She was still going strong in the results well past page 42, however.

Ahed is a celebrity who stands a chance of starring in videos for the foreseeable future; Yifat is an archived curiosity who appeared in two and maybe up to four videos and was last seen in the news in 2011. If this is the best match for Ahed that Haaretz could find, then there are slim pickings indeed.

Another difference between Ahed Tamimi and Yifat Alkobi is that the Tamimi family is well known for its terrorist connections and loving aunt, Ahlam, was responsible for the Sbarro pizza place bombing and proud of having killed children. Ahed openly supports murdering Jews. The Alkobi family, on the other hand, has no connections with terrorists and they are working for the survival of the Jewish community in a place where Jews have always lived (except when Hebron was under Jordanian occupation).

I agree that throwing stones is horrible and dangerous behaviour and that spitting on people and cursing them is not nice, but Yifat and her family do not incite to murder and do not support murder, and never did. And, while Ahed Tamimi incites to murder Jews to this day with the full backing (encouragement and more) of her family and an international audience, Yifat Alkobi has not been heard of since 2011 and most people do not even know who she is.

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