Hevron Arabs are fed up with ISM-ers Western ways.
See, when they aren’t busy harrasing IDF soldiers, and standing in front of bulldozers, it seems these paragons of social virtue are interfering with the religious and social values of the people they are supposed to be helping.
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 … One interviewee told Kol Ha’Ir that the volunteers show a disregard for the religious norms of the local villages and teach the local youth to reject and disrespect the traditions of their forefathers. “These anarchists come here and undermine the education we give our children. At first we took them in with hospitality – after all, they claimed they wanted to help us, so why kick them out? But very quickly they infuriated me with their lewd behavior.”
There have also been complaints of ISM volunteers inflaming violence. Go figure.
So, in an unusual tale of common interest between the two groups, the Arab population of Hevron asked the the Jews of Hevron to help by replacing the ISM volunteers with Arabic speaking Jews to help maintain peace.
Jews and Arabs in Hevron getting along? Arabs asking Jews for help? What next? World hunger ends and daisies bloom in Siberia?