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Sharon’s Fate Part of Stunning Downfall of Gush Katif Perpetrators

"There is a law and there is a Judge"
An injured Jewish boy is being hauled to the waiting bus by brutal Israeli policemen in the Samaria outpost Amona, Jan. 1, 2006. This deportation took place under the regime of Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who had just replaced the ailing Ariel Sharon, the architect of a much larger deportation of thousands of Jews from Gush Katif. Three days later, Sharon was felled by a massive stroke that left him in a vegetative state. Olmert himself and a very long list of officials involved in those expulsions were hit by tragedies, some minor, some major.

An injured Jewish boy is being hauled to the waiting bus by brutal Israeli policemen in the Samaria outpost Amona, Jan. 1, 2006. This deportation took place under the regime of Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who had just replaced the ailing Ariel Sharon, the architect of a much larger deportation of thousands of Jews from Gush Katif. Three days later, Sharon was felled by a massive stroke that left him in a vegetative state. Olmert himself and a very long list of officials involved in those expulsions were hit by tragedies, some minor, some major.
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As former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s situation is quickly deteriorating to its inevitable outcome—after a near-fatal stroke that put him in a coma on January 4, 2006, the most prominent leader of the Gush Katif deportations will meet his Maker.

The phrase Yesh Din v’Yesh Dayan—There is a law and there is a Judge, has been cited by Jews over the generations, pointing to the demise of this or that antisemitic tyrant as Divine punishment. Admittedly, in diaspora, we often didn’t have much more than that post-pogrom vindication to prove to us that a Divine Judge was, indeed, active in our history.

In Israel, those karmic events often appear faster and in more visible fashion, as villains who aren’t punished by a human court are still meted their punishment by, many believe, a Heavenly alternative.

In the case of the 2005 Gush Katif deportations, in which, for the first time in its history, the Jewish State rounded up by force some 8,600 Jews from their homes in the Gaza Strip and removed them, karma has been doing the Rumba. One by one, as if picked by a divine sniper, the architects of that evil campaign and their agents have met their downfall.

Here’s Ariel Zilber singeing “Yesh Din v’Yesh Dayan, listing the men responsible for the Gush Katif and north Samaria atrocities, and their fates that followed.



Ariel Sharon was the first to be punished. Following his second stroke, almost 8 years ago to the day, he has been in a vegetative state.

Next to be punished was MK Omri Sharon, the former prime minister’s son. He resigned from the Knesset effective January 5, 2006, and in February was sentenced to nine months in prison, a nine-month suspended sentence, and a fine of 300,000 shekel for corruption.

A month and a half before the expulsions, Chief of Staff Dan Halutz replaced Moshe Yaalon, who could not be trusted to carry out the mission. Halutz was the chief executioner of Gush katif. Halutz resigned from office in disgrace January 17, 2007, when it was discovered that he had sold off his investment portfolio three hours after two Israeli soldiers were captured by Hezbollah, leading to the second Lebanon war.

Moshe Karadi, general commissioner of Israel Police, was the other chief executioner of the Gush Katif deportations. His cops were documented as they beat brutally, often without provocation, unarmed Jews in their homes. He resigned from his position in disgrace February 18, 2007, following the Zeiler Commission’s demand that he be dismissed for his involvement in hiring out police officers to underworld figures, to execute rival underworld figures.

Niso Shacham, aka “the cursing policeman” was caught on video in 2005 when used the most vulgar language giving orders to his underlings to use excessive force on the non-violent, unarmed civilians who had gathered to protest the upcoming Gush Katif expulsions. He became the poster boy for Israel’s uneducated, violent and brutal riot police, a tool of repression if there ever was one. Shacham resigned from his job as commander of the Jerusalem district in October 2013, after being indicted for sexual harassment of his subordinates, indecent assault, fraud and breach of trust.

Next came former President Moshe Katzav, who was active in supporting the expulsion, warning the Jews of Gush Katif that obeying the law is part of our rabbinic tradition of “dina d’malchuta dina,” meaning one must obey the state. With that in mind, in December of 2010, a three-judge panel in the Tel Aviv District Court unanimously found him guilty of “rape, sexual harassment, committing an indecent act while using force, harassing a witness and obstruction of justice.” Katsav was sentenced to seven years in prison and two years, becoming the first President of Israel to be sentenced to prison. He was ordered to pay one of his victims 100,000 shekels and another 25,000 shekel.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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28 Responses to “Sharon’s Fate Part of Stunning Downfall of Gush Katif Perpetrators”

  1. Anonymous says:

    "Far be it from me to suggest that the list represents any divine message."

    Yes, far be it from you because to suggest otherwise would be sheerest un-Jewish arrogance that would put you in a category along with the Israeli Rav who said that the Versailles wedding hall disaster in Jerusalem happened because of the mixed dancing that took place there. Only Hashem knows what's in a person's heart and judges them accordingly. Such as we cannot (and should never dare to suggest) know such things; they are far beyond our ken.

  2. Moishe Pupik says:

    andylute – True enough. And yet, the list presented here has to sound an alarm bell in the Netanyahu chambers. Better safe than sorry.

  3. Simca Brooks says:

    וכל אוהביך ברוכים ושונאיך מקוללים…
    Those who hate you are cursed and those who love you are blessed

  4. Dan Silagi says:

    What arrant, unadulterated nonsense. By that "logic," the Holocaust wsa caused by apikorisim like me who reject the 613 "mitzvot," and who eat bacon and eggs for breakfast, and lobster for dinner, and who drive on Shabbat, in a German car, no less. Since God is all-knowing and all-powerful, he can foresee the future, and he would know that I, Dan Silagi, who wasn't even born during the Holocaust, would become a heretic (regarding ultra-orthodox Judaism), so the Jews of the early 1940's were murdered as a direct consequence of future blasphemic behavior on my part.

    Ariel Sharon suffered a stroke because he was (is) short and fat, and did nothing to control his weight. It had nothing whatsoever with his (correct) decision to pull Israeli settlers out of Gaza. If I were in the IDF, I'd have been extremely upset to have to put my life on the line to defend a bunch of zealots. If these idiots wanted to life in Gaza, let them defend themselves. Same holds for those settlements in the West Bank which detract from Israel's national security rather than enhance it. That's most of them.

    Of all the stupid comments you've made, Yanover, this one takes the booby prize.

  5. Vicky Cheatham says:

    I love Israel and the Jewish people.

  6. Douglas Kent says:

    Yesh din vyesh dayan,indeed!

  7. If the decision to pull the settlers out of Gaza was correct, why has the outcome been so negative: incessant rockets and mortars from Gaza, a war that killed multitudes of people, a kidnapping which led to the freeing of over a thousand terrorists, a festering sore in the form of a repressive, tyrannical non-country whose national purpose is to destroy Israel…?
    Leaving aside the Divine aspect of the aftermath of the Gaza pullout, any level-headed person must agree that it was a disastrous decision.

  8. Chuck W Bird says:

    A day of "Reckoning" is coming, watch for it.

  9. Dan Silagi, there is, I think, the pintele yid of your neshama that causes you to respond so vociferously to the idea presented in this article. You have a very powerful neshama.
    Reus Chaya Hersh

  10. Ronny Mol says:

    Dan Silagi, are you even Jewish? Meaning is your birth mother Jewish or a convert who converted according the laws of Moses. If so, I pity your sorry state of your Jewish soul. You sound educated but I would bet you have not read the 5 books of Moses, called the Chumash in English at least one time. Your also mistaken that this is your first go around on this planet. Jews hold by reincarnation. Since you are at a such a low level I would NOT recommend regression therapy to see how many times you were here before because after viewing the video, you might suicide yourself. A better way is to look on the internet for life after life movie by Rabbi Yossi Mizrachi in which he proves 100% that there is reincarnation.

  11. Moishe Pupik says:

    Dan Silagi · What about Katzav? He was short and horny? Olmert — short and embezzlish? Chaim Ramon — short and creepy? He's showing you a trend here, which you chhose to ignore, because otherwise you'd have to accept the idea of divine karma…

  12. Leigh Gold says:

    What a load or ignorant nonesense from Yoni Yanover! To quote Albert Einstein 'Only 2 things are infinite; the Universe and human stupidity……..and I'm not sure about the former'. Enough said.

  13. God sets them up and God takes them down to His purpose.

  14. Lenny Koegel says:

    Yesh din v'dayan, but neither you nor anyone else has a clue as to how that plays out in our world. You should be ashamed of yourself.

  15. Dan Silagi says:

    Reus, you've got that exactly right. And that's why I'm so outspoken about the Jewish Talibanistas who are turning Eretz Yisroel from the secular Jewish state it was designed as into Saudi Arabia Lite.

  16. Dan Silagi says:

    My point, Daniel, was that Gaza was indefensible without a major offensive military action which would involve kicking all the Palestinians out. I would not be opposed to such a move, btw; they have it coming.

    In addition to being a direct (retrospective) cause of the Holocaust, I"m also responsible for the Yom Kippur War. On Yom Kippur Eve back in 1973, I went out to eat with my shiksa wife and had pork chops. She died in 1998, and I remarried in 2011 — to another Christian. Not long after the marriage was consummated, Hurricane Sandy came along, cauing over $50 billion in damage and claiming over 100 lives. I'm trying to think of what I did in 2004 or 2005 to bring about Katrina. In March of 2004 I bought a BMW; that must be it.

  17. Robbie Goldstein says:

    Midda Kinnegid Midda:

    August of 2005 was the month when Sharon expelled the Jews of Gaza from their homes. Just about 10,000 Jews were made homeless, in accordance with the demands of the American President and his Secretary of State. The operation was being concluded on August 29.

    • ON THAT VERY DAY, America was hit by THE WORST natural disaster to have ever occurred in America. Hurricane Katrina hit the New Orleans area and just about 500,000 people were made homeless.

    • 10,000 Jews out of a population of 6 million is a percentage of .00167.

    • 500,000 Americans out of a population of 300 million is a percentage of .00167.

  18. There is the start of the end of the "State of Israel", remember Herodes time.

  19. Dan Silagi says:

    Undoubtedly, there's a casual effect here. But you can't blame Obama; Bush was president.

  20. Shir Emes says:

    I wish I could say the leaders of the knesset had learned their lesson, just wait for that mamzer Kerry's plan

  21. Robbie Goldstein says:

    "Casual Effect"???? Bush was no better…… Bush is a Nazi- as was his father and notorious grandfather. He simply played good cop-bad cop with Condoleeza Rice.

  22. Dan Silagi says:

    Robbie Goldstein Bush wasn't a Nazi; neither was his father (a war hero in WWII), but you are a blooming idiot.

  23. Robbie Goldstein says:

    Dan Silagi, Look up Senator Prescott Bush and his affiliation and funding to the Nazis, then research Bush Sr's record on Israel, and then what Bush Jr. did to Israel….via Condoleeza Rice, and the King of Saudi Arabia's demand ( re: blackmail with oil) April 2002. Then you will see exactly "WHY" I say that.

    And before you call someone a "blooming idiot", you had better research FACTS.

  24. Dan Silagi says:

    Prescott Bush wasn't George H.W. Bush, nor was he George W. Bush. As for Prescott, he was a partner in Brown Brothers Harriman, which did business with the pre-war Third Reich, as did most large American companies at the time, and which was perfectly legal. Was W. Averill Harriman, the Governor of NYS in the early and mid-50's a Nazi, too? I thought he was a Democrat. He was an even bigger partner in Brown Brothers.

    Those are the facts, imbecile, not the complete BS you've posted. Go crawl back into your haredi hole.

  25. Robbie Goldstein says:

    Dan Silagi,
    Show us where, exactly, it states Israel was "designed" to be a "secular" Jewish state, and not a state for all different sects of Jews.

  26. Robbie Goldstein says:

    Dan Silagi

    First of all, I am not Haredi. But, I am not a self-loathing Jew like yourself. You also have an abusive mouth and seem to get off on insulting people who post anything that is in disagreement to what you think.

    Yes, Prescott Bush was also a banker. You seem to ignore the fact that he was an financial operative of the Nazi war machine from 1926 until 1942- It was then Congress took aggressive action against him and his "enemy national" partners…. so, so innocent….

    Documents show that Bush and his colleagues, according to reports from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and FBI, tried to conceal their financial alliance with German industrialist Fritz Thyssen, a steel and coal baron who, beginning in the mid-1920s, personally funded Adolf Hitler’s rise to power by the subversion of democratic principle and German law.

    You did state "perfectly legal", didn't you, Dan?

    http://www.nhgazette.com/the-bushnazi-stories/bushnazi-link-confirmed/

    On October 20, 1942, under authority of the Trading with the Enemy Act, the U.S. Congress seized UBC and liquidated its assets after the war. The seizure is confirmed by Vesting Order No. 248 in the U.S. Office of the Alien Property Custodian and signed by U.S. Alien Property Custodian Leo T. Crowley.

    In August, under the same authority, Congress had seized the first of the Bush-Harriman-managed Thyssen entities, Hamburg-American Line, under Vesting Order No. 126, also signed by Crowley. Eight days after the seizure of UBC, Congress invoked the Trading with the Enemy Act again to take control of two more Bush-Harriman-Thyssen businesses – Holland-American Trading Corp. (Vesting Order No. 261) and Seamless Steel Equipment Corp (Vesting Order No. 259).

    In November, Congress seized the Nazi interests in Silesian-American Corporation, which allegedly profited from slave labor at Auschwitz via a partnership with I.G. Farben, Hitler’s third major industrial patron and partner in the infrastructure of the Third Reich.
    The documents from the Archives also show that the Bushes and Harrimans shipped valuable U.S. assets, including gold, coal, steel and U.S. Treasury and war bonds, to their foreign clients overseas as Hitler geared up for his 1939 invasion of Poland, the event that sparked World War II.

    Now, as for HW Bush and GW Bush, go research their treatment toward Israel and what they did. You may also want to research how HW got into the oil business while running the CIA.

  27. Dale Baranowski says:

    Just because we don't know EXACTLY how it plays out in our world doesn't mean that this principle doesn't operate on a general scale. Just because Shimon Peres and Tzipi LIvne have not yet gotten their comeuppance doesn't say they won't. And there's nothing to be ashamed of in noting how it has worked thus far. Nuts, the eastern philosophies clam karma as a fundamental moral force, do you insist that THEY be ashamed when they say 'what goes around comes around'?

  28. Herman Christoffel Kuun says:

    Corrupt leaders in Israel goes back to biblical times. Israel is to be a blessing to the world and the Father will use only those that are willing to be used and will deal with the stubborn "rubble" in his way

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