Vocal and graphic protests met the arrival of security forces at the Gaza settlement of Atzmona on Sunday, as "Cemetery of the Oppressors" was set up in front of a house slated for evacuation, with gravestones for Adolf Hitler, Pharoah, the Roman Emperor Titus, Yasser Arafat, and one tombstone left conspicuously blank.
Just inside the gate, dozens of teenagers wearing orange shirts and orange protest ribbons chanted, "Jews don't expel Jews."
No violent resistance is expected at the settlement. But adults and children at several homes shouted at police who came to evacuate them, screaming "Why, why, why?" …
Young Atzmona resident Yiska Harush set up the mock cemetery protest display.
She wore a yellow Star of David, evoking the Nazi Holocaust, as she stood beside the gravestones Sunday morning.
She declined to state whom she had intended in creating the blank gravestone.
Again we find encouragement of political assassination and the wholly inappropriate comparison of the Disengagement to the Holocaust. Both find their roots in rabbinic hyperbole. Rabbis who incite to murder or treason should be jailed. That includes former chief rabbis Avraham Kahane Shapira and Mordechai Eliyahu. And that means now.