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Silhouette of "hilltop settler."

Leaders of Judea and Samaria and right-wing politicians denounced Friday’s “price-tag” arson-murder attack, but rabbis have not yet publicly joined the chorus of disgust.

The Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria (Yesha) and the Binyamin Regional Council stated:

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We express our shock of the terrible murder last night in the village of Duma. This is not the path of residents of Judea and Samaria who are struggling with the complicated security situation while trying to remain the fabric of life of our Palestinian neighbors.”

Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) Knesset Member Betzalel Smotritz also denounced the arson-murder and added that regardless of the “hypocrisy of certain extreme left-wing sources and the government mismanagement, it is absolutely forbidden to lose our senses, which is what seems to have happened last night.

“We need nerves of steel and not let ourselves be dragged into such actions that are in themselves evil and also are damaging to ourselves.

There is no doubt that rabbis, especially those of Judea and Samaria, will denounce the terror, but they are taking too much time.

“Yesha rabbis” for years have been too silent in the wake of price tag attacks, which until last night  were too easily dismissed as “vandalism” that never  came even near to the savage Palestinian Authority terrorist attacks against Jews,

That no longer is true.

It was not true as of last year when three Jews burned to death a Jerusalem Arab teenager in revenge for the kidnap-murders of three Jewish yeshiva youth.

Rabbis have been too silent in cleaning up their own acts of bribery, corruption and sex crimes.

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu of Safed (Tzfat) showed true leadership last month when he expelled Rabbi Ezra Scheinberg from the city after women complained to him that he had seduced and raped them.

That is the kind of leadership that has been lacking in Judea and Samaria..

No one can justifiably blame Yesha rabbis for last night’s barbaric crime, but no one can say that the rabbis have waged war against Jewish youth who have lost their marbles.

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14 COMMENTS

  1. I agree that violence ist not the answer…nevertheless Israel failed for years, to treat those people like human..they have been dehumanize d, called all sort of names, and with His shameful policy,the Israel goverment its guilty for all this …

  2. LET THEM SORT THEIR OWN. THIS IS A SHANDA TO THE WHOLE COMMUNITY OF SETTLERS IN ISRAEL. STOP SPREADING HATE. RESPECT TO THE REBBI’S WHO HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS VILE ACT. HAVE COMPASSION ON THEY WHO HAVE TO LEAD US. TO THE SOLDIER’S SENT BY THE GOVERMENT AGAINST OUR OWN. NO.NO.NO. ALL JEW’S RELIGEUS OR SECULAR. UNITE. NOW.

  3. The Rabbis do not have to 'draw conclusions'. They have to come out and say – if indeed this vile and murderous act was carried out by Jews then let it be known that we fully condemn such behavior and demand that the perpetrators by brought to justice and punished according to the fullest extent of the law.

    That would leave room for the possibility – although far-fetched – that Jews didn't do it but would make clear their opposition if Jews in fact did it. They are a lot smarter than me so their silence is unacceptable because they know very well they could say what I suggested. Their hesitation to respond is a fairlure of moral leadership – therefore they fail as Jewish leaders.

  4. It's too bad that this doesn't matter because the world mainstream media doesn't cover thousands of attacks by Muslims West of the Jordan River. Either attacks are newsworthy or not. The "world" can't continue to have a huge double standard regarding Israel.
    Worse: we do not know what happened here. It could be a set-up by Muslims who pride themselves on harming Jews in every way possible.
    Correspondingly, the media has nothing to say about the 22 Israelis injured by Muslims attacking them, many times attempting to murder them, over the last few days. In those cases we do know for certain that Muslims are guilty.
    If the media is silent on the later, then whether or not this baby's death is an unthinkable crime, it doesn't matter.

  5. If they havent caught suspect how do they know it was a Jewish hate crime
    Is it impossible that a palestinian can write Hebrew and why not
    Theyve staged murders before lest we forget
    Seems odd the p.a. has an icc report all ready to submit
    Seems an easy way to frame an entire nation
    Also hamas has its excuse to resume terror attacks against all Israelis
    Not saying it didnt happen just not sure
    Also in some other reports with the image of the dad kneeling over the baby wrapped in the palestinian flag complete with head scarf of the violent resistance
    the dad is wearing a shirt with a very similar pattern as the scarf
    Seems fishy to me
    Remember in the quaran deception is one of their most powerful weapons

  6. PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY AND KERRY FREED MUSLIM TERRORISTS WHO BURNED JEWISH FAMILY TO DEATH
    "Juma'a Adem and Mahmoud Kharbish mixed glue with the gasoline, causing the flammable liquid to stick to the skin of the victims"
    Nathaniel Weiss was 3 years old when Muslim terrorists burned him to death. Ephraim Weiss was 10 months old.
    The Moses children were children.
    The Palestinian Authority called their murderers heroes and Obama and Kerry obtained their release.
    While the Israeli government is falling over itself to condemn a supposed arson attack, the government released Muslim terrorists involved in a horrific arson to get the PLO to peace negotiations. It did this under pressure from Obama, Kerry and the European Union.
    Here's the horrific case.
    http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/259651/palestinian-authority-and-kerry-freed-muslim-daniel-greenfield

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