Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Chanukah menorah upsets Palestinian Arabs

From the PA's WAFA news agency (Arabic):
Settlers have just erected a huge brass candlestick on the outskirts of the city of Nablus in the West Bank.

Witnesses said that the menorah was set by a crane near the Za'tara triangle a few kilometers south of Nablus, and pointed out that this area is at the center of a number of extremist Jewish settlements.

The menorah is often used in Jewish religious rituals, and the settlers seek to impose their ideology onto the West Bank through actions such as these.
(h/t Dovid Haivri, director of the Shomron Liaison Office, who will happily accept donations to allow more public Chanukah displays to be set up in Judea and Samaria.)