On March 7th Omar Kiswani , chairman of the student union at Birzeit University was kidnapped by an armed Israeli undercover unit. The newly registered Sheffield Hallam Palestine Solidarity Society called a protest last Tuesday. (See photo)
What would be the media coverage if armed soldiers from any other country in the world kidnapped a student leader from a university in a neighbouring country?
The violent kidnapping by Israel of a Palestinian was business as usual for the media. Like the theft of land, like the theft of water, and like the establishment of an Apartheid regime. Israel is backed by the USA and Britain so whatever it does is accepted by the media.
Like the South African Apartheid, this tolerance of the intolerable will only end when enough ordinary people stand up and demand that it ends.