Originally Posted: 07 Sep 2008 12:02 PM CDT
Blaming Israel for Palestinian Arab crimes against humanity. Via Institute for Global Jewish Affairs:
Under the Palestinian regime, Christian Arabs have been victims of frequent human rights abuses by Muslims. There are many examples of intimidation, beatings, land theft, firebombing of churches and other Christian institutions, denial of employment, economic boycotts, torture, kidnapping, forced marriage, sexual harassment, and extortion. Palestinian Authority officials are directly responsible for many of the human rights violations. Muslims who have converted to Christianity are in the greatest danger. Some have been murdered.
The human rights violations against Christian Arabs in the territories are committed by Muslims. Yet for political and economic reasons many Palestinian Christian leaders blame Israel for these crimes rather than the actual perpetrators.
This motif of the transference of blame has been adopted by several Christian leaders in the Western world.