Palestinian Muslims Planning “Mini-Intifada” for Obama Visit

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


A “Mini-Intifada” is more environmentally conscious because it has a lower carbon footprint and is therefore more likely to meet with Obama’s approval.

Although the Palestinian Authority probably does not want an all-out confrontation between Palestinians and Israelis at this stage, some Palestinian Authority officials in Ramallah believe that a “mini-intifada” would serve the Palestinians’ interests, especially on the eve of Obama’s visit.

The officials hope that scenes of daily clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians in the West Bank will prompt Obama to exert pressure on the Israeli government to make far-reaching concessions to the Palestinian Authority.

This is why the Palestinian Authority leadership has been encouraging its constituents lately to wage a “popular intifada” against Israel, each time finding another excuse to initiate confrontations between Palestinians and Israel.

Now the Palestinian Authority is using the issue of Palestinian prisoners who are on hunger strike in Israeli prisons as an excuse to call for street protests and clashes with the Israel Defense Forces.

In recent days, dozens of Palestinian protesters have been injured in clashes with IDF soldiers in various parts of the West Bank. The protests are being held in solidarity with four hunger-strikers.

So the plan here is to embarrass Obama and disrupt his visit in the hopes of exploiting that to gain more concessions. It would be a dumb tactic with most foreign leaders, but Muslim leaders slapping around Obama and getting paid for it actually works. Just look at what happened in Egypt.

Palestinian Authority violence always has a niqab of plausible deniability around it, but it’s supposed to improve the approval ratings of Abbas, while gullible Westerners are supposed to accept the violence as popular outrage.

Will it work? It always has in the past. Most lefties still believe that Sharon caused the Second Intifada and refused to believe that Arafat was pulling the strings for each attack, no matter much evidence they were provided with.

  • JacksonPearson

    The Israeli people and government have to be very patient and tolerable to have to put up with their surroundings. Scru world opine, I'd booted the whole lot of trouble makers from Gaza long time ago, bulldoze the whole smelly camel crapped area and return it back to sand dunes.

    On the West Bank…give Abbas and his PLO a thirty day eviction notice to go wherever he and other Arabs want, but to just go! Because Israel won it fair and square, and there's nothing left that's negotiable. Memo to Israel, keep building bigger and better settlements PERIOD

    • vidya246

      You go, guy! Unfortunately, even when Israel defends itself in completely humane ways (the chainlink fence and with both hands tied behind her backs (always), world opinion hates the Jews. Gee, where have I seen that before. It's the role of the Jewish nation -Israel and pre-Israel-to be the target of the world's hatred and paranoia. Evil always attacks the heart. The Star of David is depicted in the heart chakra in ancient Hindu iconography of spiritual centers. I know this is an unusual posting. But this situation goes beyond politics. It's metaphysical. God gives the Jewish people inordinate talent, intelligence, wisdom, the first monotheistic religion, the Ten Commandments etc ..and also this incredible burden of drawing out and to themselves, the hatred, ignorance and evil in the world.

      • Malka

        Thank you

  • mah29001

    Palestine is really a tool of the Religion of Pieces for Islamic imperialism.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    NEWSFLASH, they have been terrorizing for years and haven't ceased, but they have only been more vocal about it recently. Throwing large rocks and molotov cocktails is a REGULAR daily occurrence, even to the point of hundreds joining in the fray, at one time!
    In any case, the onus of stopping this madness is upon Israel's leadership, however, they also view it as a way to push nationalist Jews into "concessions/gestures" to the PA Arabs. This is a glimpse into Israel's insane leadership – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/02/12/israeli-appea
    Terrorists will always terrorize, but leaders often encourage them through policies of appeasement!

    Adina kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Israel, Prepare a mini-Nakba for Islamofascists.