Posts Tagged ‘David HaNachlawi’
IDF cancelled jail time it ordered for three battalion commanders in the Hetz unit – one of them an officer – who participated in the “David Hanachlawi” Internet protest, according to a report in Nana10.
Many, many thousands of IDF soldiers have participated in the protest, and over 115,000 Israelis have Liked the Facebook page.
The cancellation came just one day after the decision was made to arrest them.
The army is beginning to realize that it is pointless to fight this massive grassroots protest, and they hope it will die down on its own.
A protest in support of “David HaNachlawi” and against abandoning soldiers in the field, is planned for today (Friday) at 12 PM in Tel Aviv.
Chairman of SOS-Israel, Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpe, will be awarding the family of the soldier “David HaNachlawi” Adamov, a NIS 1,800 grant, along with a “Hero of Israel” certificate, for what SOS-Israel describes as his courage and standing for the values on which the Israel Defense Forces is established, which is “to protect Israel, in the Land of Israel, and fight off the enemies below us completely.”
Rabbi Shalom Wolpe says, “It’s precisely the behavior of this soldier in Hebron, based on the values of the IDF, and not the defeatism and cowardice when they teach soldiers to flee from the battlefield, that makes David Adamov a hero in Israel, admirable and to be emulated by all soldiers.”
In the past, Rabbi Wolpe has awarded financial grants to civilians and soldiers who killed terrorists trying to carry out terror attacks.
In the “David HaNachlawi” video, a second Arab (pictured above), wielding brass knuckles can be seen jumping behind the IDF soldier and about to hit him.
The IDF arrested this second Arab on Wednesday.
During his interrogation he felt unwell and was taken to the hospital.
Following the medical examination, the IDF decided to release him today, Thursday.
Five soldiers were called into questioning by a Colonel from their unit in response to the photo of themselves they posted on the internet.
The soldiers had posted a photo showing support for David “HaNachlawi” Admon, as have many thousands of other IDF soldiers.
IDF senior brass are upset and concerned by what some are calling a “Tsunami” of anger and revolt among the rank and file.
The officer told them they shouldn’t do it anymore, but they will not be brought to trial.
As of now, over 97,000 people have Liked the “David HaNachlawi” support page.
OK. Obviously this is photoshopped, but a senior IDF officer has said the IDF is facing a “Tsunami” of anger and responses from IDF soldiers who are showing support to David HaNachlawi and posting thousand upon thousands of support photos on Facebook and the internet.
IDF soldiers are tired of having their hands tied in the face of Arab provocations and attacks, and worse, not having the backing of the IDF’s senior staff, who are terrified of the media.
Who knows. Maybe this will change something.
In the space of a few hours, over 31,000 (as of this writing) Israelis, and apparently mostly soldiers, have Liked a Facebook page showing support for IDF soldier David of the Nachal Brigade, now nicknamed “David HaNachlawi” (David the Nachal soldier).
The Facebook page is full of photos from anonymous IDF soldiers, showing their support for the young man, while the IDF, instead of supporting their soldier in the field, wants to send him to trial, jail, and have him removed from being a combat soldier.
Over 4000 support photos have been uploaded to the Internet so far.
The background is simple. David is serving in a combat unit in Hebron, when a group of Palestinian Authority Arabs approached him, in what is clearly a premeditated instigation.
As can be seen in the video, there are a number of Arabs around the soldier with cameras (including professional cameras, not just phones), filming the clearly premeditated instigation from different angles.
One of the Arabs, a 15 year old, keeps reinserting himself literally into the face of the soldier. The soldier, after repeated warnings and attempts to rebuff the instigator, cocked his weapon to scare him back.
At that point, another Arab jumps up behind the soldier.
This second Arab, armed with brass knuckles on his right hand, appears to be about to the hit the soldier in the head, when the soldier seeing the motion of the attempted physical assault, jumps sideways out of the way.
When the IDF announced they will be punishing the soldier for cocking his gun, a massive grassroots groundswell of support began from IDF soldiers from units around the country, all of who began posting anonymous photos of themselves with signs stating, “We’re all David HaNachlawi”.
IDF soldiers are very concerned and upset about the repeated lack of support the IDF gives them when faced with instigations and attacks in the field. Many remember what was done to IDF officer Shalom Eisner.
The army said it is considering taking steps against the many thousands of IDF soldiers who publicly (and anonymously) showed support for the soldier.
One wonders if the IDF plans to put every IDF soldier in jail – after all, it already has them handcuffed.