October 13, 2019

Israeli Settlers Attended a Palestinian Wedding. Why Isn't This Good News?

“The video footage of Jewish Israelis dancing with Palestinians at a wedding should be something to celebrate. It should be an expression of joy and joint faith in the future. Instead, it has brought danger and disgrace to Radi Nasser, the mayor of Deir Qaddis, a Palestinian town near Ramallah, who is the father of the groom.

As The Jerusalem Post’s Khaled Abu Toameh reported on Sunday, Fatah, the ruling Palestinian faction in the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, expelled the mayor from its ranks; formed a commission of inquiry to investigate Nasser; and said it will work to remove him from his job as mayor.

Fatah also called on the PA security forces to launch an investigation into the Palestinians who were seen celebrating with the Jewish-Israelis during the wedding in the video that went viral on social media.

The Fatah commission announced that it would deliver the names of Palestinians who attended the wedding to the Palestinian security forces which could proceed with legal measures against them. The four Jewish Israelis reportedly were brought to the wedding by Palestinian colleagues who work with them in a car repair garage.”

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