Israeli Arabs having a bad day

Israeli Arab actor Juliano Mer-Khamis has been killed by “masked Palestinian gunmen” in Jenin. Mer-Khamis had been the subject of threats against his “un-Islamic” plays:

Israeli actor Juliano Mer-Khamis shot dead in Jenin – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Some of the criticism focused on the fact that the theater offered co-ed activities, despite prohibition in the Islamic moral code.

Objectors were also outraged when Mer-Khamis staged the play “Animal Farm”, in which the young actors played the part of a pig, which Islam considers an impure animal.

Mer Khamis said he had planned to stage The Lieutenant of Inishmore, a satire of armed resistance, but shelved the idea after someone smashed the window of his car.

In other not-so-pleasant news, it seems that Israeli schoolchildren have been using figures wearing keffiyehs for target practise on a pre-military program. I guess there is racism in Israel after all.

There’s really no excuse for this kind of thing. I hope that the people behind this are publicly relieved of their jobs.

Students on trip to IDF base simulated shooting targets with Arab headdress – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News.

Twelfth-grade students from Herzliya’s Hayovel High School took part in a simulated shooting attack in which the targets were figures decked out with the Arab keffiyeh headdress, Haaretz has learned.

The incident took place at a military base last week during the annual 12th grade trip. The students were being escorted to a commanders’ base in the Negev as part of an “IDF preparation” project, which is sanctioned by the Education Ministry.

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