Seconds often make the difference between life and death and new technology makes the difference…
JERUSALEM – The rising number of so-called price tag (known in Hebrew as tag mechir) attacks committed by Jewish anarchists against Palestinians in Judea and Samaria and Israeli Arabs in cities across Israel, as well as reprisal attacks perpetrated by Arabs against Jews – highlighted by the murder of a 20-year-old girl from Afula – has confounded the Israeli Police and Shin Bet security service, who have been unable to stem the spiraling violence.
IDF and police intelligence sources have warned that price tag attacks committed by radical Jewish settlers against Arab mosques and churches in Judea and Samaria, as well as in Jerusalem, Latrun (near Modiin) and Umm el-Fahm (near Haifa), have the potential to spark a third intifada in the near future.
Though the Israel Police announced the arrests of at least seven Jewish teenagers allegedly associated with the price tag attacks against Israeli Arab targets and a married couple from the Samarian settlement of Yitzhar, the police have found it difficult to put an end to a growing phenomenon that has seen random acts of vandalism committed against innocent Israeli Arabs. In several instances, Israeli TV news programs showed security camera videos depicting brazen acts of price tag vandalism allegedly committed by hooded Jewish teens.
Commenting on price tag attacks, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Yom HaZikaron earlier this week, “There is a lot of work ahead of us. We must strive to be a state… that fights to the end against racism, against violence and against xenophobia. A state that must fight with an iron first against the terror which is wrongly called ‘price tag’ – an ugly phenomenon which has no connection to Jewish values and morals, and whose aim is to harm Arabs only because they are Arabs.”
The Yitzhar settlement has been the central flashpoint for young Jewish anarchists who have not only purportedly committed price tag attacks against Palestinians but have also openly attacked IDF soldiers and Border Police with stones and bottles. Though the citizens of Yitzhar generally support the IDF and have condemned the violence, the settlement’s council has been unable to convince the radicals to end their violent campaigns. Some of the anarchists have close ties to the spiritual leaders of Yitzhar’s controversial Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva.
About the Author:
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.
Comments are closed.
Several Israelis suffered minor injuries in Saturday’s devastating earthquake in Nepal that killed approximately 1,500 people, but approximately 250 Israelis are not accounted for, according to the Foreign Ministry. Communications systems have been disabled by the earthquake, which measured 7.9 on the Richter scale and is the latest in a series of disasters that have […]
Bayit Yehudi settles for three Cabinet posts. Shas to head Religious Affairs with Bayit Yehudi as Deputy.
The road from Jerusalem to Ma’aleh Adumim is closed to traffic due to Arab stone-throwing.
The officer of a Hareidi IDF unit was in Mea Shearim to visit two of his soldiers whose families have social or financial problems.
A soldier was stabbed, and a second soldier was nearly stabbed in separate attacks on Shabbat.
Three police have been injured in Jerusalem after a car ran into them. The three were walking on the sidewalk when the car slammed into them. The vehicular attack happened on the “Cohen’s Path” near Beit Orot on the Mount of Olives. One is moderately injured with pelvic injuries, and the other two are lightly […]
The airstrip, 10 miles from the Syrian border, could be used for UAV missions against Syrian rebels. Israel also is in range.
Vying for dominance in the WZO election, are movements within our nation which seek to undermine and subvert Orthodox Judaism.
Shira Klein was seriously injured in the April 15th Jerusalem terror attack that killed Shalom Yochai Sherki.
Arab media said several bases with long-range missiles were attacked on Saturday and last Wednesday.
Israel is the 11th happiest nation among 156 countries in the annual World Happiness Report for a second year. USA ranks 15.
New York’s MTA plans to vote on a change to its rules it hopes would allow it to exclude the “Killing Jews” anti-jihad ad campaign.
Biden gleefully announced two of his three Catholic children married Jews – not thrilling his Jewish audience.
In Jerusalem, the bells from 18 churches in the Old City of Jerusalem rang 100 times on Thursday evening, April 23, to remember the Armenian Genocide.
As of Tuesday, all IDF forces operating in Gaza withdrew and redeployed to holding positions around Gaza.
The sophisticated cement tunnels, which cost hundreds of millions of dollars, were reportedly built with Qatari government funds.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the nation on Tuesday afternoon that if the rocket fire did not stop by Tuesday evening, he would order “an even harsher” military response.
“They were abducted and murdered in cold blood by human animals,” Netanyahu said shortly after the bodies were found.
Awad had been released as part of the Gilad Shalit kidnapping deal. Mizrachi’s widow, Hadas, told Israeli reporters that she had opposed the release of murderers as part of any kidnapping deal, and that Awad “deserved the death penalty so he wouldn’t kill again.”
If the abductors’ goal was to force Israeli authorities to release long-serving Palestinian prisoners, the effort backfired as Israeli forces are quickly rolling up what was left of Hamas in the West Bank and are reportedly contemplating the overthrow of the Hamas leadership in Gaza should harm come to the three teenagers.
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/officials-fear-spiraling-price-tag-violence-could-provoke-third-intifada/2014/05/07/
Scan this QR code to visit this page online: