The present report of the Incitement Monitor examines main racist remarks and incitement in Israel against the question of Palestine. It focuses on incitement on three levels. Firstly, on the political level, Israeli political leaders incited hatred against the Palestinian marches of return and mobility in Gaza. The Israeli leadership supported the occupying troops, hailing the incidents of sniping and killing Palestinian protestors by Israeli soldiers.

Netanyahu has repeatedly attempted to draw a link between the Palestinian national project and Nazism. In this context, Netanyahu incited hatred against the Lord Mayor of Dublin’s visit to Ramallah, recalling Haj Amin al-Husseini. Secondly, on the media level, the report monitors incitement against the Palestinian marches of return, designating Palestinian protestors as terrorists, hailing the fall of Palestinian martyrs, and calling for killing more Palestinians. Thirdly, on the level of Israeli public figures, far right wing movements incited hatred against Arab citizens. Members of Dror Israel Movement (IATask Force), a settler far right wing movement, plans to protest in front of the Al-Farouq Mosque in Umm al-Fahm, describing the mosque as a “stronghold of ISIS”. This report also monitors the role right wing research centres play in inciting hatred against the Palestinian cause. These centres instigated against the New Israel Fund, claiming it supported Palestinian issues against Israel’s policy.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

MADAR CENTER

The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) is an independent research centre specialising in Israeli affairs, based in Ramallah, Palestine. MADAR was established in 2000 by a group of Palestinian intellectuals and academics, including the late poet Mahmoud Darwish, Dr. Lily Feidy, Dr. Ali Jarbawi, Dr. Ahmad Harb, Mr. Walid Al-Ahmad and Mr. Akram Haniyyeh. The centre was registered as a not-for-profit organisation with the Palestinian Ministry of Interior, and obtained a research centre’s operational licensing from the Palestinian Ministry of Information.

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