#oops: Naked Spanish Activists Anger Palestinian Patrons

 

Pro-Palestinian street performers draw harsh criticism online after posing nude in front of the security wall wearing just clown noses in protest of Israeli policies.

By Elior Levy

 

Pro-Palestinian Spanish activists posted photos online Wednesday, naked except for red clown noses in front of the West Bank separation barrier in Jerusalem, meant to show opposition to the wall dividing Israelis from Palestinians.

The group witnessed a somewhat unexpected reaction online however, as members of the conservative-leaning Palestinian community slammed them for lack of respect and “disgusting solidarity.

Naked clowns at the separation barrier

“They’re standing like animals,” said one viewer. “They’re pigs, nothing more. Our nation is too pure for pigs to visit.”

Another commentator said sarcastically, “Now we probably won’t get any rain this winter as punishment for this act.”

There were also viewers who expressed support for the group however, pointing out that the unusual photos could draw world-wide attention to their cause.

The activists behind the photos are artists who performed on the streets of Bethlehem, Ramallah and East Jerusalem over the last week.

Naked clowns at the separation barrier

They explained the photos by saying, “When you stand before this shameful fence, all of humanity is naked. The decision to be photographed as naked clowns was meant to remind us that all of humanity has lost its respect by allowing such barriers to exist.

“The 21st Century is the time we need to break barriers and not build new ones. We apologize to the Palestinians whose feelings were hurt in this act. This is not an act against Islam; this is our way of denouncing the barrier.”

 

View original Ynet publication at:
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4701371,00.html

5 comments

  1. Carol says:

    They didn’t anger Palestinians, I’m a Palestinian and understand why they did it, what anger me is that my people are humiliated and degraded on the checkpoints by the Israelis each and every single day, made to take their clothes off, including Imams.

    • That’s not true. People are no longer “made to take their clothes off” unless explosive material is on their person. And BTW…that’s the SOP in every Western country.

      As for the Imans, I hate to say it but for every Palestinian one that preaches peace, harmony with other religions, and want to co-exist, I can produce 100 that preach hate, incitement to kill Jews, and world domination. I can produce them easily by simply googling ‘Kill the Jews’, which shows “About 2,570,000 results” under the video tab.

    • Perhaps you are aware of the story of Yoni Jesner, an 18 year old Israeli killed by a suicide bomber , and perhaps you are aware of his Momma, making the decision to donate his organs so that others may live, including a 7 year old Palestinia girl . Here is a link to show you. Peace is on all of us to create. Perhaps you can help create that peace.https://www.facebook.com/StandWithUs/videos/10153218727837689/

  2. Marco says:

    CLOWNS, what we call ALL Pallywooder supporters.

  3. Sara says:

    Oh, yeah, most Palestinians I know are named Carol….

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