Two Israeli women, members of the leftwing Machsom Watch, which monitors and documents the conduct of Israeli soldiers and policemen at checkpoints in Judea and Samaria, were attacked this week in Azzun, near Qalqilya, in Samaria, News 0404 reported Thursday.
The two arrived in the village of Azzun to encourage and support the local Arabs, when one local Arab was encouraged to grabb a gold bracelet one of the women was wearing on her wrist. The Arab fled, with the woman chasing after him in her car with her colleague – until the two arrived at a village adjacent to Azzun.
At that point, local Arabs began to attack the women’s vehicle with cinder blocks and stones, until IDF forces were rushed over and the women were rescued from a lynching quite miraculously.
“The stupidity of the extreme left brings them to similar situations every time and they do not understand the constant danger to their lives,” a military source told News 0404, adding, “Because of their stupidity, IDF forces had to leave their operational activity and hop to an event that was born out of sheer foolishness.”
Machsom Watch was founded in 2001 by Ronnee Jaeger, previously a human-rights worker in Guatemala and Mexico; Adi Kuntsman, who arrived in Israel from the Soviet Union in 1990; and Yehudit Keshet, a former Orthodox Jew. At its height membership reached 400 volunteers in 2004. The group has been highly critical of “the excessive Israeli response to the Al Aqsa Intifada and the prolonged closure and siege of villages and towns on the West Bank.”