Zionists Digging Their Own Graves
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On an Unusual Name
Due to the language’s root system, Hebrew and Aramaic names tell a lot. That’s the case with “Atra Kadisha,” an Aramaic name adopted by a Jewish ultraorthodox community. In Hebrew it should have been “Atar Kadosh,” and it means “Holy Site,” referring to cemeteries. Atra Kadisha is a small ultra-Orthodox group that in the 1950s took upon itself the task of protecting Jewish graves; its members are related to “Hevrat Kadisha,” the organization that takes care of dead Jews in Israel. It could be dismissed as another Jewish racist organization, if they wouldn’t have become over the years the main protectors of Palestinian graves.
On an Unusual Attitude
It is difficult to find a bad word on Jewish organizations in the Hebrew media. There are two notorious exceptions: Neturei Karta and Atra Kadisha. The first is quite quiet; seldom do they make notorious public appearances. In sharp contrast, the second is often involved in protests and even in physical attacks. Why are Jewish Israelis attacking Atra Kadisha? What could people taking care of proper burial and of graves could have done to them?
The latest riots took place in July 2010. As a matter of fact, at the time of this publication, the scene of the crime is still boiling. This time it is the Andromeda Hill apartment complex in Jaffa, where old graves were found. Atra Kadisha is the organization responsible for inspecting the site and deciding what to do – if the graves are to be moved, or other measures are to be taken. If their recommendations are not adopted, they protest. In Jaffa, hundreds of Atra Kadisha protesters flooded the area in an attempt to stop the construction works.
Other protests took place over the years in most large construction sites in Israel. Simply, in a place with such a long history, there are always graves under the ground. Dig at a random place for long enough and grave and archeological sites would certainly appear. That means Atra Kadisha is everywhere and often in the news.
The frequent protests are repudiated by most of the Israeli public, including most ultra-orthodox Jews. Many of the last claim Atra Kadisha goes too far in its zealot attitude toward graves, because they protect all graves and not just Jewish ones.
What’s the point on the attacks against Atra Kadisha? As of now, most of the graves being protected by Atra Kadisha belong to Palestinians. The Jewish public doesn’t care for the last and the financial damages inflicted by Atra Kadisha (delays and transference of graves costs) are seen as a waste. Accordingly, the building contractors elite - Shimon Peres brother was a prominent member of this cabal – which generously supports the attacks on Atra Kadisha for the sake of their own deep pockets.
This is another instance in which the institutional discrimination practiced by the State of Israel (and commented in detail in The Cross of Bethlehem) takes an unexpected and strange turn. What they seem to misunderstand - they always fail here - is that this attitude would be used against them: Zionists and their allies are digging their own graves at the moment they show disrespect toward others.
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