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Let the IDF Win (Tnu LiTzahal LiNatzeach)

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Last week, the video of “David the Nahlawi” took the Israeli media and public by storm. David’s attempt to defend himself by cocking his gun at his aggressors, and his subsequent punishment, roused thousands of Israelis to erupt in protest and show their solidarity with David.

After the incident, the IDF Spokesperson’s Office came out with a statement attributing David’s punishment to a prior act of insubordination, rather than a consequence of his act of self-defense. Whether or not one believes the IDF’s official statement, the reality still stands that IDF soldiers are not granted the ability to properly defend themselves.

Soldier’s hands are tied. They are placed in challenging situations where they are both verbally and physically assaulted, and are forbidden to defend themselves. The voice of my commanding officer telling us that we are forbidden to shoot an assailant who is standing in front of us with an unlit Molotov cocktail in one hand and a lighter in the other hand, still rings in my ears today (only if the Molotov cocktail is actually lit are soldiers permitted to shoot at the attacker’s legs).

These restrictions placed on the soldiers result from international pressure as well as campaigns initiated by radical left-wing Israeli NGOs, which endanger the lives of IDF soldiers and Israeli citizens by permitting and perpetuating the violence.

The international bias that faces Israel is indeed troubling, but it is not the IDF’s job to worry about CNN, BBC, or The New York Times, rather to worry about the safety of its soldiers and citizens. Deterrence is a crucial factor in maintaining security, and the absence of an appropriate response to an act of aggression perpetuates further acts of aggression that not only affect the IDF, but the Israeli citizens as well (the continuous rocket-fire by Hamas onto Israeli cities serves as an unfortunate example).

Campaigns launched by radical left-wing Israeli organizations under the guise of human rights, such as B’Tselem’s campaign to freely distribute cameras to Arabs residing in Judea and Samaria, serve as a breeding ground for violence. Instead of using the cameras to document incidents of actual human rights violations, the cameras are used to provoke Israeli soldiers into a response, creating violence and confrontations where there otherwise would be none.

In his book, Financing the Flames, Edwin Black illustrates this point when he documents the weekly riots at Nabi Saleh, an Arab village in Judea and Samaria. He writes that the moment his cameraman arrived, the otherwise dull protest erupted into a full-fledged riot filled with rock throwing, staged pictures, and screaming at the soldiers (which, for the benefit of the cameraman, was done in English as opposed to the protestors’ native Arabic or Hebrew).

Despite what many on the far-left think, this is not a problem stemming from the “occupation.” Blaming this issue on Israel’s presence in Judea and Samaria instead of addressing the core problem is simply shifting the focus in order to feed their one-sided agendas. Similar cases where IDF soldiers were not permitted to exercise their right of self-defense were well documented in Operation Cast Lead and in the Second Lebanon War. IDF soldiers must be given the right to defend themselves regardless if they are in Hebron, Gaza City, or Tel-Aviv.

“David the Nahlawi” is merely one of the many incidents that happen to IDF soldiers on a daily basis, resulting from the international media and radical Israeli-left organizations that fuel the fires of violence and wait opportunely for the next video portraying the IDF in a negative light. In Israel there is a slogan: Tnu LiTzahal LiNatzeach, which translates to “Let The IDF Win.”

Ukrainian Synagogue Firebombed (Video)

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

The debate as to whether or not the flyer passed out to the Jewish community in Ukraine was an “official” document or not, and whether it was sent by the Russians or the Ukrainians, is abhorrent.

The fact is, someone deigned it appropriate to bring overt anti-Semitism into the fight between the Russians and Ukrainians, and that is all there is to it.

As JewishPress.com pointed out, it’s not going to stop at threatening letters. At 2 AM, Saturday morning, the Nikolayev synagogue in Ukraine was firebombed multiple times, as the anti-Semitism escalates.

The attack was caught on the shul’s CCTV system, and posted online by Yisroel Gottlib, the son of the city’s Chief Rabbi Sholom Gotlieb.

You can watch the entire attack on the video below.

In February, the Giymat Rosa Synagogue in Zaporizhia, southeast of Kiev was firebombed for the first time.

Update:

Daytime photos of the synagogue after the attack (photos by Yisrolik Gottlib, using a normal camera):

Nikolayev Synagogue Daylight 2

Nikolayev Synagogue Daylight

Arab Rioters in Samaria Reportedly Injures Soldier

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Palestinian Authority Arabs in a village near Shechem in northern Samaria lightly wounded an Israeli soldier with rock throwing and firebombs early Wednesday after the IDF entered area to arrests four suspected terrorists, according o Arab media.

An IDF spokeswoman told The Jewish Press that only one terrorist was arrested and that there were no reports of any soldiers being injured.

The soldiers also confiscated a machine gun and ammunition.

Palestinian Authority Terrorist Firebomb Bus in Samaria

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Palestinian Authority terrorists hurled two firebombs at an Israeli bus near Shchem Wednesday night, causing damage to the vehicle but no injuries to the passengers.

Soldiers are combing the area for the attackers.

 

PA Arabs Injure Jew in Firebomb Attacks on IDF, Rachel’s Tomb

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Palestinian Authority Arabs attacks Israeli soldiers and civilians Monday night with two Molotov cocktail attacks on an IDF post neat Bethlehem and Rachel’s Tomb (Kever Rachel), injuring one person.

Attacking Jews has been increasing popular among Arabs in Judea the past several weeks and follows a bit of incitement by  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry several weeks ago that warned Israel would be in for a new intifada if it does not make more “painful concessions” to PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

Kerry now can be assured that some Arabs on the same page with him.

 

PA Terrorists Widen Their Targets, Aim for Arabs and Jews

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Palestinian Authority terrorists threw rocks and a firebomb at Jewish motorists in at least two locations in Judea and Samaria Tuesday, but they also widened their activities to include a PA official, whose empty car was riddled with bullets.

Abu Zaida, a senior official for Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement, said that shortly after he parked his car and left it, gunmen shot sprayed it with gunfire, leaving approximately 20 holes in the car.

Attacks on Jews continued unabated and unreported by most media. Cars driven by Jews were damaged by rocks in the Binyamin region of Samaria, while a firebomb was hurled at a Jewish vehicle on Highway 60 between Gush Etzion and Jerusalem.

Firebomb Near Efrat

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Arabs through stones and a firebomb at cars driving on road 60, near the northern entrance to Efrat.

Earlier in the afternoon, Arabs through massive amounts of stones at cars at the El Hadr/Beitar junction.

No injuries were reported in either attack

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