Hebron Arabs complain about the behavior of ISM.
.Arab leaders in Hebron have contacted the city's Jewish leaders for help in getting rid of self-proclaimed anarchist volunteers ( ISM ) who, they complain, are destroying their traditional way of life.
The anarchists, many of whom are members of the International Solidarity Movement, flock to flashpoints throughout Judea and Samaria, ostensibly to help PA Arabs contend with IDF closures and protect them from harassment. In actuality, many of the volunteers seek confrontations with IDF soldiers and local Jewish residents, taking advantage of their Western passports to cause havoc - knowing that, at worst, they will be deported, not jailed.
The local Arabs in the Hebron region whom the activists claim to be helping are now complaining that the American and European students behave in a provocative and offensive manner in Hebron's public areas. The Arabs say the activists disrespect the moral norms and standards of the local population.
Several local Arab residents told the Kol Ha'Ir newspaper that the activists have been exposing the local youths to drug use and sexual promiscuity. ..................................... In a bid to rid the region of the anarchists, local Arab leaders approached representatives of the Jewish community in Hebron - a rare, but not unheard of occurrence - in order to find a solution. The two sides agreed to have Arabic-speaking Jewish observers along Hebron's main thoroughfares to replace the anarchists in ensuring calm between the city's Jewish and Arab populations. The left-wings activists would then be informed by the local Arab population that they appreciate their offer to help, but that they are no longer needed. .................He added that the observers end up causing more trouble for the local Arab population, by antagonizing soldiers and brazenly leading local Arabs in between Jewish homes.
(Ignorant Western 'do-gooders' in search of a cause which is anti-Jewish, anti-Israel, anti-Zionist, anti-American and anti-Western should stay home and look after their own problems!))