How Do Jews Celebrate Yom Kippur?

by Kawther Salam
September 26, 2012

Last Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Jews began observing the start of the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, the 25 hours of fasting and contemplation known as “Yom Kippur”.
During this Jewish holiday, as during all other Jewish holidays, Israel imposes additional complications on the lives of Palestinians next to the horror which they are already forced to live every day by the Jewish occupation. This means that patients of heart disease, cancer, kidney … cannot go to hospitals, that people should die in their homes because no medical help is available, pregnant women must give birth in hell and not in a hospital, students must stay indoors, the dead in Hebron can not be buried at the cemetery, windows are prohibited from being opened by the house owners in the heart of occupied old city of Hebron, that Muslims are not allowed to pray and that life must be dead for everybody not a Jew.
This is how the Jews celebrate their holidays in occupied Palestine, not so much by celebrating, but by subjecting to iniquity and making life hell for everybody else and celebrating their suffering.
During the Yom Kippur of this year, the Jews decided to celebrate their holiest day in another way, in a special way. A group of colonists, most of them American nationals, went to the farm of Abdul Karim Maiqel Abu Ali, a 61 year-old farmer, between Ramallah and Jerusalem. The old farmer and three other members of his family were busy bringing in this years olive crop on which the family depends for their sustenance and livelihood.




Abu Ali relates: “The Jewish colonists razed about 150 olive trees, then they started throwing stones at us while slowly approaching until they were near us. I was not able to do anything more than to shout at them to get out of my farm”.
“They surrounded me and started hitting us, we were three and they were over 20. I was injured and fell on the floor, but instead of leaving me, they used a sharp instrument and cut off my right ear and threw it before my eyes. I fainted and I woke up in the hospital”.
The wife of Abu Ali relates: “The Jewish colonists thought that my husband had died. They left him with blood covering all his body, they cut off his right ear, made a gaping wound in his head 4 centimetres long, and then they made cuts in his hands and feet, some of them were long and straight”.
She added: “After the jewish colonists left the place, his friends who were all injured but less than him, tried to help. The Israeli police came and they decided to transfer Abu Ali to Jerusalem hospital through Magen David ambulance, but the ambulance stopped for two hours at the check point of “Hizma” north of Jerusalem. The Jewish occupation forces rejected to allow Abu Ali to pass for treatment in Jerusalem, because it was their holiest holiday of Yom Kippur. After two hours of bleeding and without medical attention, Abu Ali was transferred in serious condition to Ramallah’s hospital by the Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance”.
This is the very special way how the Jews occupying Palestine celebrated their “Yom Kippur” this year, with abuse, racist violence, terrorism and flaunting an extreme hooliganism which apparently is firmly entrenched in Jewish culture.


Sent with thanks from John Kaminski

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  1. adassa

     /  September 17, 2013

    What happened to love thy neighbor as thyself?


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