'To imprison even more of their neighbors, to destroy their homes, to kill, to arrest, block roads and exact more revenge. ...Their own wild militias raid the Palestinians, throw stones at their vehicles, set their fields on fire and wreak terror on their villages. ...Not satisfied with the collective punishment imposed by the army and the Shin Bet security service, exercised with cruelty and criminality. The settlers’ lust for revenge is never satisfied. How is it possible to identify with the grief of people who behave like that?'
By Gideon Levy: I do not sympathize with people who profiteer from tragedy. I have no sympathy for robbers. I have no sympathy for the settlers. I have no sympathy for the settlers not even when they are hit by tragedy. A pregnant woman was wounded and her newborn baby died of its wounds – what can be worse than that? Driving on their roads is frightening, the violent opposition to their presence is growing – and I feel no sympathy for their tragedy, nor do I feel any compassion or solidarity.