A Michigan-based pro-Palestinian activist has posted a video online defending the "stabbing of Jews by Palestinians," and comparing Jews to animals.
Lina Allan posted the three-minute Arabic rant under the title "Is Stabbing Jews Haram [Forbidden]?" The monologue was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
Notably, throughout the video Allan uses the word "Jew", and only once makes any reference to Israel at all.
According to MEMRI, Allan claims to have represented the State Department’s U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) in the Jameed Festival in Jordan.
In her rant, Allan derides Muslims who oppose Palestinian stabbing attacks against Jews in Israel. A wave of Arab terror attacks - mostly stabbings but also car-rammings and shooting attacks - have killed scores of Israelis and left hundreds injured since October.
Terrorists have mostly targeted civilians, but also security forces and police.
But Allan - reflecting the opinions of many anti-Israel activists - insisted that anything the Palestinian opted to do to achieve their stated goals is legitimate.
"I, Lina Allan, do not support the Palestinian government or any party. I support the Palestinian people, and I support any decision made by the Palestinian people, in order to regain its rights and its land," she said.
To those who criticized the attacks, she said: "Let me tell you that at best, you are representing animal rights - not human rights, but at best, animal rights.
"Let me tell you, even animals would not object to this if they could talk."