According to a Jewish ynet report, Nakhba day was observed with demonstrations in what the Israelis call “the Arab sector” of Israel as well as in the West Bank and in Gaza, in Cairo and in Tehran.
Except for a few stones thrown by teenagers at checkpoints, quickly responded to with their customary gentle firmness by the IDF, the event was without violence in Israel and the occupied territories (OT).
The ynet report notes that Israeli flags were burned — which is in fact injurious violence in its own way — in all the locales, and supplies the photographs to prove it.
No figures are given for how many flags were burned in Israel and the (OT) but, interestingly enough, the report informs the reader with precision that during the Nakhba demonstration in Teheran 64 Israeli flags were burned and stepped on. That is indeed high-value information yet it prompts many questions.
- Why did the Israeli intelligence fail to count the number of flags burnt in Israel and the OT?
- Should 64 be viewed as a large number for Iran, a numerical indication of Iran’s growing desire to wipe Israel off the map, for which we need to be told how many were burned on previous occasion?
- On the contrary, is 64 a surprisingly small number attributable perhaps to the fact that Israeli flags are rather hard to come by in Iran?
- Who manufactures the Israeli flags and who sells them to the demonstrators?
- Are they smuggled through the tunnels from Egypt?
- Or is it a Jewish supplier, and if so is he a self-hating Jew or a pragmatic businessman?
- Does he have a production chart tied to Palestinian landmark anniversaries?
- Does he have mixed feelings about conflicts at checkpoints, given his business plans?
- Are the flags produced in the settlements and thus subject to boycott?
- Or are they, like so much else everywhere in the world, actually made in China?
- Is 64 a number with some kabbalistic significance? Or is it a code?
What wikipedia has to say about 64 scares me stiff because I don’t understand a word of it but know enough to sense that it is rather ominous:
It is the smallest number with exactly 7 divisors, the lowest positive power of two that is adjacent to neither a Mersenne prime nor a Fermat prime, the sum of Euler’s totient function for the first fourteen integers. It is also a dodecagonal number and a centered triangular number. It is a superperfect number [emphasis added, wikipedia does not emote) – a number such that σ(σ(n))=2n.
Just who is sending a message to whom and what is the message?!
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