הֱוֵה רָץ לְמִצְוָה קַלָּה כַּחֲמוּרָה וּבוֹרֵחַ מִן הָעֲבֵרָה
, שֶׁמִּצְוָה גּוֹרֶרֶת מִצְוָה,
... A SIN LEADS TO ANOTHER SIN...
מסכת אבות, פרק ד, משנה ב
More Yesha Destruction: 5 Buildings & Synagogue Near Kiryat Arba
Large police and army forces arrived in Mitzpeh Avichai early this morning and destroyed six wooden structures, including a synagogue. Police violence was unusually intense, a resident reported; five residents were injured, including a 16-year-old girl. Four were arrested.
The residents immediately got to work rebuilding the neighborhood, though others went out and burned nearby Arab fields in a familiar response known as Price Tag.
“Hundreds of Yassam and Border Guard police, as well as soldiers from the Nachal’s Battalion 50, descended upon us. They shook and pounded on our house in their attempt to get in, and as a result, a bookcase collapsed, hitting our baby daughter.”
Synagogue Destruction Has Become Routine.
Five years ago, the nation was aghast at the possible scenario of the State destroying synagogues in Gush Katif, and intense efforts were made to avoid it. It was said that Jewish communities abroad would be left with no recourse when local authorities, or anti-Semites, moved to destroy synagogues, if Israel itself destroys Jewish houses of worship. Since then, however, the State has destroyed synagogues in several places, including Nachliel, Yad Yair, Hazon David (dozens of times), Maoz Esther, Tapuach, and others.
Resident Itamar Ben-Gvir said, “If a mosque is destroyed, all the bleeding hearts cry out – but when a synagogue is torn down, they are all quiet.”
The buildings were not destroyed because of the construction freeze, but were rather deemed illegal for other reasons. Demolition orders were issued against them last week.
MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union), who took part in a festive “New Torah Scroll” ceremony at Mitzpeh Avichai ten days ago, said in response, “The forces of destruction of the Netanyahu government continue to flex their muscles at the expense of Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria. This racist destruction in Mitzpeh Avichai is another pitiful attempt to strike out at the pioneer settlers of the Land in order to bend over backwards before the terrorist Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas). But, the pioneers are stronger; when Netanyahu and Barak are thrown into the trash bin of history, Mitzpeh Avichai will be opening new kindergartens.”
To the credit of the soldiers of the Nahal Haredi unit - of course Haredim, - the soldiers wrote a letter to the IDF rabbis. Lying, cheating commanders responded in a disgraceful and dishonest manner - I would not expect any better from them. What a bunch of revolting scumbags.
Hareidi Soldiers Say Commanders Lied to Them
The soldiers say their commanders lied to them during the recent (July 26th) destruction of a large house in Givat Ronen (Ronen Hill) outside the Jewish town of Har Bracha in Shomron (Samaria). The Nachal Hareidi soldiers were sent to replace the Border Guard forces, after being falsely told that the latter had gone southward for police work.
The destroyed home, built at a cost of hundreds of thousands of shekels, belonged to the Afarsimon family. The dozens of Border Guard and special Yassam police troops also destroyed a goat pen and caravan (mobile home without wheels) at the site. The incident, in which each of the neighboring Jewish homes was surrounded by police to prevent the residents from attempting to block the destruction, was followed by a sharp clash – part of the residents’ “Price Tag” response to actions of this nature - between Jews and Arabs in which four Jews were hurt.
Forty Nachal Hareidi soldiers signed a letter, unprecedented in its sharp tone, to their battalion commanders and to IDF Chief Rabbi Rafi Peretz. Excerpts from the letter:
“This was an arrogant, disgraceful and deceptive act… We are saddened that time after time, the IDF does not realize that it should respect the values of Jewish tradition. This, in addition to the fact that the IDF does not know the different between a political mission that hurts the IDF goals and crumbles its ethical strength, and a security mission for which we risk our lives.
“In order to accomplish this mission [of destruction in Givat Ronen], the commanders knowingly lied to the regiment soldiers, telling them that they were to replace a Border Guard battalion that was leaving for the south for active duty – when in fact these Border Guardsman were actually involved in destroying Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria. This fact is a mortal blow to our trust in the IDF command. To deviate from the norm of telling the truth in the IDF is a mortal blow that could have ramifications in all the various planes of military behavior, both in routine work and at times of emergency.”
The soldiers say that their senior commanders lied to them knowing that many of the soldiers would not want to take part even indirectly in harming Jews and their property. “Instead, they chose to sacrifice the trust of their soldiers in their commanders, causing a direct blow to their combat readiness and ability – and all this in order to carry out a grave act that stands in opposition to the goals of the IDF.”
The IDF Spokesman, asked to comment on the issue, did not relate to the actual charges of lying and deception. Instead, he issued a peculiar statement to the effect that the soldiers did not actually mean to sign the letter. The statement reads: “According to a review conducted by the Central Command with the soldiers, it became clear that their names were affixed to the document without their permission, without authority and against their will, despite the fact that they asked, when the incident became known, to remove their names. The IDF rejects what is written in the document. The soldiers of the Netzach Yehuda Battalion [Nachal Hareidi] perform their work in a professional manner and are an important force in the combat needs of the Central Command.”
Destruction in Beit El, NachlielJust this morning (Tuesday), two other Jewish sites were destroyed by combined IDF-Border Guard forces. In Nachliel, in central Binyamin, a temporary synagogue was torn down, while another force arrived in Beit El to destroy a small shack built in defiance of the construction freeze. This was the second time this shack was thus destroyed. After the first destruction, early one morning just hours after the funeral of Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, it was rebuilt with the help and/or encouragement of MKs Aryeh Eldad and Yaakov Katz (Ketzaleh). It is now being rebuilt once again.
To which, X commented:
The prophesies call for a "filtering" process at the end of days when worthy Jews will survive. Is this part of the process to separate the worthy from the unworthy. Israel has gone beyond the point of reason and rationality due to its leadership for whom the description of "corrupt" is too mild. They have crossed into idiocy, plunging the Jews into a state of hopelessness that only a miracle can abate. Even the most secular have to hope (even if they don't believe) that HaShem will show His hand and cleanse the world of the cancerous growths attacking His people.
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