One of the defining characteristics of ethnic bigotry is the application of different standards to different groups. The most common examples these days relate to Israel. In recent memory we have seen Israel vilified for rebuilding a ramp leading to Al Aqsa in Jerusalem (built atop the ruins of the holiest site of Judaism, The Temple of Solomon). All Muslim holy sites must not be touched, you see.
But the New York Sun reports today:
The ruins of two large synagogues in evacuated Jewish communities of the Gaza Strip have been transformed into military bases used by Palestinian Arab groups to fire rockets at Israeli cities, according to a senior leader of a Gaza militant group.
When Israel withdrew from the Gaza in August, 2005, it left intact 20 synagogues of the Gush Katif Jewish communities following an Israeli Cabinet decision against demolishing the structures. Immediately after the Israeli evacuation was completed, Palestinian Arabs destroyed most of the Gaza synagogues.
Speaking to The New York Sun from Gaza, a spokesman for the Popular Resistance Committees, Abu Abir, said the area in which the synagogues once stood is now used to fire rockets at Israel.
"We are proud to turn these lands, especially these parts that were for long time the symbol of occupation and injustice, like the synagogue, into a military base and source of fire against the Zionists and the Zionist entity," Mr. Abir said.
We're not holding our breath waiting for protests form the UN, human rights groups, etc.