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What if They Called an Intifada and Nobody Showed?

Ma'an decided to push this sorry event as major news.
Mass demonstration of under 6 rebels in Ramallah on Monday.

Mass demonstration of under 6 rebels in Ramallah on Monday.
Photo Credit: Ma'an

On Monday, the Ma’an news agency ran a major story about masked demonstrators affiliated with a new group calling itself “Tamarod” (just like the 22 million Egyptians by the same name, meaning “Rebellion”) marched through Ramallah, calling for a third intifada.

“Male and female protesters rallied through Ramallah’s streets, chanting that a third intifada, or uprising, would restore the dignity of the Palestinian cause.”

Judging by the picture, we’re talking 4, possibly 5 rebels altogether. What matters is not the fact that a small group of Palestinian losers decided to break the monotony of their summer vacation, but the fact that Ma’an decided to push this sorry event as major news.

The story continues:

They called on Palestinian factions to resume military activities and to unite in resistance against Israel’s occupation.

“Military action is the shortest route to end occupation,” they chanted.

“If you want a third intifada to break, you have to rebel against the Palestinian reality which the current leadership brought due to their disputes and different trends,” the group wrote on its Facebook page.

“It is not clear if the group has any real affiliation with the Egyptian Tamarod movement, a grassroots campaign which called the protests leading to the army’s ouster of President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday,” the good people at Ma’an noted.

If you ask me, the real story here is that absolutely no grownup in Ramallah is prepared to leave their job and go make intifadas.

And that’s very good news.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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2 Responses to “What if They Called an Intifada and Nobody Showed?”

  1. Tim Upham says:

    The only thing intifadas caused was death and destruction. The death rate was 6 Palestinians to every 1 Israeli. They accomplished nothing, but pain and grief. They are really pogroms in reverse.

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