The Chickens Come Home to Roost for the Zionist State
Following the release of a video clip, almost certainly leaked by Israel’s Shin Bet Internal Security Police, showing wedding guests at a far-right settler wedding party celebrating the firebombing and murder of 3 members of the Dawabshe family (the sole survivor 4 year old Ahmed is still in hospital) including the stabbing of a picture of the dead baby Ali, there has been an orgy of hypocrisy by Zionist politicians.
Leader of the far-right Jewish Home Party Naftali Bennett has been outspoken in his condemnation of the wedding party. This is the man who has previously taken pleasure in killing Arabs.
|Screenshot of a video showing extremist Israeli Jewish wedding-goers celebrating the killings of the Dawabsha family. (screen capture: Channel 10)|
At a Cabinet meeting he had an exchange with National Security Adviser Ya’akov Amidror about a prisoner release. Bennett had a simple solution:
Bennett: “If you catch terrorists, you have to simply kill them.”
Amidror: “Listen, that’s not legal.”
Bennett: “I’ve killed lots of Arabs in my life – and there’s no problem with that.”
Education Minister Bennett waxed lyrical. He ‘doubled down on his criticism of figures in the religious Zionist community for their condemnation of the Shin Bet, calling them hypocrites.’
The even further right MK Bezalel ‘Beelzeebub’ Smotrich spoke of an “evil price tag ideology,” days after he had criticised those who call settler attacks against Palestinians terrorist.
Even Uri Ariel a far-right supporter of transfer had the audacity to say that “The clip published by Channel 10 news this evening is shocking and one cannot allow the activity of radical groups fueled by hate,” This is the same Uri Ariel who has previously condemned those who called the neo-Nazi "hill top youth" "terrorists" and who had been responsible for the invasion by settler thugs of Al Aqsa Mosque. Such is his devotion to the settler movement that in January 2012, Ariel admitted to giving IDF troop movement information to such militants in order to facilitate disruption of army activities.
The hypocritical Zionist ‘left’ has waxed lyrical in its condemnation. Isaac Herzog, leader of the Labour Party, termed the wedding guests “maniacs.”. One wonders who armed these maniacs and allowed them to operate unhindered in the settlements. Tzipi Livni, the former Foreign Minister railed that “this is the group that wants to destroy the Jewish Israel, to destroy this state from within, to destroy the government from within and sow hate.”
This couldn’t be the same Tzipi Livni who was responsible for Operation Cast Lead in which some 1,400 civilians were killed.
When Operation Protective Edge, which killed 2,200 Palestinians, including 550 children, was in full swing a popular chant amongst the Nationalist Right was ''There's No School Tomorrow, There's No Children Left in Gaza!'. There was no condemnation of this or other outbursts of hatred against Palestinians or indeed that tiny minority of Israelis who took to the streets to protest against the war.
Chief of the racists and hate merchants, he of ‘the Arabs are voting in droves’, Benjamin Netanyahu ‘strongly condemned the "shocking images" in the wedding video.
The context for the release of this video clip, whose date is unknown, is the arrest of 4 of the suspected arsonists who set fire to the Dawabshe’s home. Shin Bet and the Israeli government has been under immense pressure to find the culprits. The Israeli Police don’t do forensics and investigations. As in the case of Palestinians they simply use torture to extract confessions. What has been new in this case is that the Jewish youth believed responsible for the arson have also been tortured.
This has produced a canpaign by the Jewish Right against the torture of the Jewish youth involved. Note that these hypocrites have no objection to torture per se, they have no problem with torturing Palestinians but they do object to such methods being used against the flower of the Zionist settler youth. It is settled policy of the government and the courts that Shin Bet are allowed to use ‘moderate physical pressure’ i.e. torture against Palestinian detainees. What is new is its use against Jews.
Naftali Bennett was quite explicit in this respect when he said that ‘“What was done to the Duma detainees is for certain not more, and probably less, than what is done regularly to Palestinian terror suspects,” he said.
There are not many Western countries, bearing in mind Israel's claim to be 'the only democracy in the Middle East' whose government ministers openly admit to the use of torture.
We should reject this hypocrisy. The neo-Nazi settler youth are the product of the settler movement. Both the Zionist right and left has supported and continues to support the settlers. The killers of baby Ali Dawabshe and his parents learnt their trade in a settlement movement which has demonised the Palestinians for the past 47 years. In order to justify the colonisation of Palestinian land, they had to dehumanise the Palestinians. The racism of the settler wedding guests is not new. They learned it as part of their education. In a state founded and based on racism it is inevitable that there will be some who will take what they have learnt to its logical conclusion.
But the real objection to the settler wedding guests and the ‘hilltop youth’ (the ultra-racist Kahanists) is that some of them reject the Israeli state per se. They want a Jewish theocracy, a halachic state. This is the primary reason why there has now erupted a clash between the state and its Jewish terrorists.
Israeli youngsters, said to be friends of detainees in deadly firebombing, stab photo of 18-month-old victim; wave firebombs, rifles and knives at Jerusalem event
December 23, 2015
Screenshot of a video showing extremist Israeli Jewish wedding-goers celebrating the killings of the Dawabsha family. (screen capture: Channel 10)
Footage released on Wednesday showed dozens of young Israeli right-wing extremists, said to be linked to the suspected perpetrators of the Dawabsha family murder, celebrating the killing at a wedding last week. The images in the clip immediately sparked wide condemnation.
The video, aired by Channel 10, shows revelers at the Jerusalem celebration waving knives, rifles, pistols and a Molotov cocktail during the wedding.
Amid the festivities, a photo of baby Ali Dawabsha, who was burned to death in the July 31 firebombing in the West Bank village of Duma, is shown being repeatedly stabbed.
The crowd in the video chants the lyrics of a song which include a verse from Judges 16:28, quoting Samson, blinded in Gaza, saying “let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes” — but changing the word Philistines to Palestine.
The couple whose wedding was being celebrated was said to be friends of Jewish extremists detained in connection with the firebombing attack.
The attack in Duma on July 31 killed three members of a Palestinian family. Only one member of the Dawabsha family — Ahmed, now 5 — survived the attack, and remains hospitalized in Israel. The 18-month-old baby Ali was killed on the night of the attack, while parents Riham and Saad succumbed to their injuries in the succeeding weeks.
|Far-right Israeli wedding-goers stab a photo of 18-month-old Ali Dawabsha, killed in a deadly firebombing attack, allegedly by Jewish extremists, in July 2015 (screen capture: Channel 10)|
According to the TV report, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon broadcast the clip to settler leaders a
few days ago, to underline that dozens of young extremists are passionately supportive of the alleged Jewish terrorists.
The TV report said the footage was a factor in the stream of statements of support from right-wing leaders for the Shin Bet security service in its battle against Jewish terrorism in the last few days.
According to Haaretz reporter Chaim Levinson on Twitter, the bride was arrested in the past for carrying out an attack against Palestinians, along with the wife of one of the main suspects in the Duma case. She received 350 hours of community service for the crime.
The video was met with harsh condemnation from across the political spectrum.
Minutes after the clip was aired, Zionist Union MK and former foreign minister Tzipi Livni got up before the Knesset and railed against the youngsters in the film, saying “this is the group that wants to destroy the Jewish Israel, to destroy this state from within, to destroy the government from within and sow hate.”
|Far-right Israeli wedding-goers celebrate the killings of the Dawabsha family (screen capture: Channel 10)|
Pointing at Jewish Home MK Bezalel Smotrich, Livni said: “These are the people you protest being interrogated by the Shin Bet.”
“My Judaism is not the Judaism of those dancing on the blood of babies,” she added on Twitter.
Smotrich condemned the “evil price tag ideology,” referring to right-wing attacks against Palestinians, but attempted to disassociate himself from the extremists, saying it “is not the way of religious Zionism, period.”
“The demonic dance with the picture of the murdered baby represents a dangerous ideology and the loss of humanity,” he said, according the Israel National News website.
Opposition leader Isaac Herzog termed the revelers “maniacs.”
“Lowlifes, you forgot what it is to be Jewish. You disgrace the kippah, the prayer shawl, and the name of God. Those who dance at a wedding and celebrate the death of a baby in his sleep are not Jews and not Israeli. They should be locked up as soon as possible,” he said in a tweet.
In a statement, the Joint List of Arab parties said the Israeli government and defense minister, “who let the settlers attack Palestinians without facing punishment, are the first ones to blame for this terror network.”
The party urged Israeli society to “wake up” and see that “the hatred and terror are the inevitable result of military control and occupation of a civilian population.”
|A far-right Israeli wedding-goer celebrates the murder of the Dawabsha family (screen capture: Channel 10)|
Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home), an outspoken supporter of the settlement movement, condemned the participants at the wedding.
“The clip published by Channel 10 news this evening is shocking and one cannot allow the activity of radical groups fueled by hate,” Ariel wrote on Facebook.
“Violence and support of violence deserve only condemnation. This is not the path of Zionism and this is not the path of the settlement movement,” wrote Ariel, who a day earlier had called for the Shin Bet to close down its division that deals with Jewish terror cases.
The video clip was also denounced by Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau, who said it went against Jewish tradition. Other religious figures also spoke out against it.
The video comes as the Shin Bet has faced criticism from some right-wing activists over claims that it has tortured suspects detained in connection with the Duma attack.
An unspecified number of Jewish suspects have been arrested in connection with the attack, which is being investigated as an act of terrorism. Details of the investigation, and the identity of the suspects, have been withheld from publication by a court-imposed gag order.
Earlier Wednesday, Education Minister Naftali Bennett doubled down on his criticism of figures in the religious Zionist community for their condemnation of the Shin Bet, calling them hypocrites.
|Saad and Riham Dawabsha, with baby Ali. All three died when the Dawabsha home in the West Bank village of Duma was firebombed, by suspected Jewish extremists, on July 31, 2015 (Channel 2 screenshot)|
Speaking at a conference of the right-wing weekly B’sheva, the Jewish Home party leader reiterated
comments he made a day earlier denouncing right-wing extremists as “terrorists,” and said it was hypocritical to oppose interrogation methods considered acceptable against Palestinians.
“What was done to the Duma detainees is for certain not more, and probably less, than what is done regularly to Palestinian terror suspects,” he said.