30/04/2017 02:03:43
Take A Pen for the truth about Israel
  Search

Support Us

We need your help.
Please join us and/or make a donation.
Click to send this page to a colleagueSend to a friend
Click to print this pagePrint page

ABC Mini-Encyclopedia

Activists

Activists, Palestinian: This term is often used to describe Palestinians engaging in violent acts such as shooting, rock-throwing or launching mortars. It is also applied to Palestinians who are members of groups listed as terrorist organizations by the U.S. State Department, such as Islamic Jihad and Hamas. Like "protestor" or "demonstrator," "activist" suggests someone who participates in marches, waving signs and shouting slogans.
Examples of misuse: ... [Fighting] reached a crescendo Friday with air raids against Palestinian targets by Israeli fighter jets in response to a suicide bomb attack that killed five Israeli civilians and the assailant, a Palestinian activist (Wall Street Journal, 5/21/01).
In the West Bank town of Hebron, a 23-year-old activist in Arafat's Fatah movement hurled an explosive device and fired shots at Israeli troops (AP, 1/13/01).
Recommended language: Terrorists, rioters, militants, gunmen


Back to ABC Mini-Encyclopedia

A View from the Eye of the Storm

A recommended excellent background reading about Israel and the Middle East

TAP Calls for Action

Are you frustrated sometimes by how the media covers Israel? Take a Pen with us, write your own letter to the media, to decision-makers. Have Influence!
Take A Pen Global  | Hamas leaders to trial  | The Goldstone Report  | The Al-Dura Libel  | Actions for the truth about Israel  | Facts about Israel  | Pallywood  | The truth about Israel

Copyright © 2001-2010 TAKE-A-PEN. All Rights Reserved. Created by Catom web design | SEO