Dozens of activists from the Zionist organization Im Tirtzu on Thursday held a counter demonstration at Netiv Ha’avot in Gush Etzion against Peace Now demonstrators who arrived to call for the destruction of the neighborhood.
According to Im Tirtzu, the Zionist group arrived to demonstrate against the subversive activities of Peace Now and other far-left NGOs, who are using millions of dollars in donations from European governments to conduct “lawfare” – legal attacks against the Jewish residents in Israeli courts.
The activists held signs reading “The destruction of Netiv Ha’avot, brought to you by European governments,” and chanted slogans such as, “You are pawns of Germany, how are you not ashamed?”
“Netiv Ha’avot is the quintessential example of subversive activities by foreign-funded NGOs against Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria,” said Im Tirtzu Director of Policy Alon Schvartzer.
“Peace Now received more than 18 million shekels ($5.1 million) in recent years from European governments, and the flood of judicial petitions against the neighborhood is the result,” Schvartzer said, adding, “The future of the State of Israel must be decided through internal discussion, and not by the subversive and anti-democratic activities of foreign government-funded NGOs.”