The IDF has announced several gestures meant to ease life and "demonstrate respect" for Palestinian Authority Arabs, the majority of whom are Muslim, during the upcoming Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The new procedures will go into effect on Saturday.If only Israel and the Jews got the same respect back in return, eh? Or, perhaps they should use Islam's holiest time to spring surprise raids on the terrorists - much as the Arabs did to them back in 1967.
As one of the gestures, IDF soldiers have been asked not to eat, drink or smoke in front of PA Arabs, many of whom will be fasting during the daytime throughout the month-long holiday. IDF spokesmen explained that soldiers will be allowed to eat when they please, but have been asked to refrain from doing so in public, in order to “demonstrate a high level of respect and understanding.”
Soldiers and police have been given explanatory material regarding the holiday and its customs.
In another move meant to ease life for PA Arabs, the IDF will keep two crossings leading to Jenin and Ramallah open until midnight each day. Other crossings in the Jenin and Ramallah areas will operate 24 hours a day.
A third “gesture” will benefit both Israeli Arabs and PA Arabs: Israeli Arabs will be allowed to visit the PA-controlled cities of Jenin and Bethlehem during the daytime. Visits will be permitted on every day aside from Fridays, which are generally considered more dangerous due to the weekly sermons in mosques on that day, which are sometimes used to stir worshippers to violence.
As Creeping Sharia put it:
Have you heard the joke about the woman Marine (U.S.), the woman cop (U.K.), and the IDF soldier who walked into a mosque? Ok, it’s not a joke, they’ve all assumed dhimmi posture.