Humanitarian’: Arab Zionist Teen Should be Kidnapped and Raped
By Lori Lowenthal Marcus
Fadi Arouri is a rabidly anti-Israel photojournalist who currently works at Xinhua
According to his Facebook page, Fadi Arouri is the Communications and Media Officer for the Italian Humanitarian non-governmental organization Gvc Onlus, and also a photographer for China’s Xinhua News Agency.
Arouri is also, perhaps primarily, an ardent activist Palestinian Arab who is at the forefront of what is known as the “anti-normalization” effort. What they want to make abnormal is any relationships between Arabs and Israelis, including those which Arabs agree is purely beneficial to them. There have been suggestions that Arouri’s employment with Reuters was terminated because of Arouri’s excessive political activism.
But what caught our attention about Arouri right now is something he posted on his Facebook page that is even more shocking than it might already be at just about any other time.
First, some context.
The day after the funerals for Eyal Yifrah, Gil-Ad Sha’ar and Naftali Fraenkel, an Arab teenager, Mohammed abu Khaider, was abducted and murdered in Jerusalem. Palestinians and left-wing Jews egged on by Israeli and international media, immediately cast the murder as a revenge killing.
But for those who are familiar with the Arab Middle East, several factors raised suspicions that the murderers might be Arab, not Jewish. There were no facts pointing to this conclusion, to be sure, just as there was no evidence that Jews were responsible for abu Khaider’s death.
For people unfamiliar with the Middle East, the idea that other Arabs might have killed the teenager either because he belonged to the “wrong” clan or his family was in the wrong political party, or, as some speculated, the murder was an honor killing, is beyond comprehension.
And this is where Arouri comes in.
Not that anyone claims Arouri is responsible for abu Khaider’s death, but he is such an extreme nationalist that he posted on his Facebook page a call to have a different young Arab Israeli “kidnapped and raped” because of his political views