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August 3, 2015 / 18 Av, 5775
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Condemning the Jewish Extremists

Friday, July 31st, 2015

At the Muqata, we have been struggling to find the strongest words possible to condemn what is clearly nothing less than a terror attack in the village of Duma, which left an Arab baby dead and the family with severe burn injuries.

Price Tag attacks were supposedly initiated to both scare the Arabs from the nearby villages to stop attacking and murdering Jews, as well as to scare the army/police/government into not harassing settlers, otherwise they’d rile up the Arabs so much, the IDF would find their hands full.

Already years ago, it was clear that neither strategy worked.

It also opened up the door for a series of provenly false accusations of vandalism and arson attacks to be blamed on Jews.

So despite the attacks not doing anything — except blackening the name of all Jews, the price tag vandalism continued.

There have been a series of attacks by Jewish extremists lately. The attack on the gay parade yesterday, the arson at the church on the Kinneret, and now this.

“Thou shall not murder” is one of the ten commandments. Have they forgotten that, or not learned it in the first place?

Yes they’re angry at the ongoing Arab terrorism, everyone is, but what does murdering a baby have to do with protecting Jewish lives or furthering Jewish settlement in the Land of Israel?

Arab Infant Killed in Arson ‘Price Tag’ Attack

Friday, July 31st, 2015

An Arab infant was killed and four more family member were injured after their house in the village of Duma was burned down, according to the IDF.

The infant’s parents and brother have serious burns on most of their bodies.

The attack happened around 2AM Friday morning.

Duma is located north-east of Ramallah.

An initial investigation found that 2 homes were set on fire in the village, and ‘Price Tag’ graffiti written in Hebrew was found on the buildings.

IDF troops are searching for the arsonists/murderers. Local villagers said that 4 people were seen running away from the attack.

The attack was condemned by MKs Yinon Magal and Moti Yegev of the Bayit Yehudi party.

MK Yogev said that security forces believe there are some 30 Jewish extremists in the country involved in such ‘Price Tag’ attacks.

Regardless of the number, they need to be captured and stopped.

Police Charges Five Hilltop Youth with Arson of Church at the Kinneret

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Police have arrested five hilltop activists who allegedly were behind the June 18 arson at the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes at Tabgha on the shores of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee).

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and police announced Wednesday afternoon that the suspects also have been involved in other hate crimes.

The arrests are a major victory against “price tag” vandals who have blackened the image of residents of Judea and Samaria, especially those who live in hilltop  communities.

Indictments were filed against two suspects,20-year-old Yinon Reuveni of the western Negev town of Ofakim; and 19-year old Yehuda Asraf of Elad, a predominantly Haredi city in central Israel.

Administration steps will be taken against the other three.

All five suspects are “hilltop youth” and some of them have a record of  violent activity.

Police and the Shin Bet said that Reuveni recently had been barred from Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria  for xi months because of suspicion that he was involved in several “price tag” attacks in the Old City and against Arabs in Judea and Samaria.

The other suspects are 18-year-old Mordechai Meyer, of Maaleh Adumim, 24-year-old Moshe Orbach of Bnei Brak and “John Doe” of Ramle, located near Ben Gurion Airport.

Meyer recently was served with an injunction barring him from Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem due to his suspected involvement in several incidents of arson. Orbach and “John Doe” also  have lived in various hilltop youth outposts and also is suspected with several hate crimes.

The Shin Bet and police stated:

This group operates in the context of an ideological infrastructure composed of a limited number of hilltop youth activists. This infrastructure has operated since 2013 and holds to an extremist ideology that aspires to change the regime and bring about the redemption via various stages of action.

The infrastructure sought to hit ‘weak points’ in the State of Israel in order to arouse dialogue and win adherents and also tried (unsuccessfully) to disrupt the May 2014 visit of Pope Francis.

It added that the ringleader of the infrastructure now lives in Safed (Tzfat) and has recently lived in various hilltop youth outposts. He also has been served with an administrative order barring him from Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem for one year.

The infrastructure began with mainly anti-Christian activity, including the vandalism of the Dir Rafat monastery in April 2014.

In the past year, the infrastructure began to commit more significant terrorist attacks of arson against  Arab homes in Judea and Samaria.

The blog of the head of the group on the “Jewish Voice” site on May 20 of this year sought to encourage attacks on Christian religious sites and stated, “Only those who deny idolatry and fight against Christianity and aspire to remove the churches from the Holy Land – they are called Jews.”

 

Police Arrest Gush Etzion Teen for Vandalizing Arab Olive Trees

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Police have arrested a 16-year-old resident of Bat Ayin in Gush Etzion Tuesday on suspicion of having vandalized Arab olive trees and throwing rocks at Arabs.

The teenager, who learns in Yitzhar in Samaria, is scheduled to appear in court today.

Four ‘Price Tag’ Arsonists Sentenced to 3 Months of Public Service

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

The Jerusalem District Court Monday sentenced four teenage boys from Arad and Judea and Samaria to three months of community service for setting fire to a café near Hebron.

The Prosecutor had originally asked for a six-month jail sentence.

Police obtained a video of the four boys, with their faces covered, running away from the café in the Arab village of Dura, which has been a hotbed of terrorist activity.

One of the boys said they acted out of revenge for a Dura Arab’s around attack in Beit El, located in Samaria and north of Jerusalem.

Arsonists Attacks Christian Seminary in Jerusalem

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Arsonists damaged a Greek Orthodox seminary in Jerusalem’s Old City in the pre-dawn hours Thursday, and spray-painted anti-Christian graffiti.

No one was injured, and damage was minimal.

A Greek Church archbishop said two people who hid their faces three a flammable liquid at a bathroom in the seminary, located on Mt. Zion (Hat Tzion).

He said there have been previous threats from people whom he described as religious Jews.

Newspapers in the United States carried a report of the fire, which further blackens the image of Israel and of Orthodox Jews.

Another attack, this time on a mosque in Judea and Samaria, was reported Wednesday.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat vigorously condemned the apparent arson attack and said, “There is no room for such deplorable activity in Jerusalem. We must eradicate this behavior and bring those responsible to justice.”

 

 

 

Charges Dropped and File Closed in Latrun Monastery Attack

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

In September 2012, vandals painted graffiti and vandalized a monastery in Latrun.

At the time, speculation went wild as to who did it, and of course, settlers were immediately blamed, despite the lack of evidence.

In July 2013, Moshe Orbach, a 22 year old man from Givot HaShomron was arrested and held for 9 days, accused of the crime.

But for the past year and half the police investigation went nowhere.

On Thursday all charges against Orbach were dropped and his file officially closed, after police found no evidence that actually linked Orbach to the crime.

Orbach’s lawyer from Honeinu said this is yet another example of an irresponsible police fishing expedition that led nowhere, except to more false arrests instigated by political and media pressure.

Orbach is considering suing the police for false arrest.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/charges-dropped-and-case-closed-in-latrun-monastery-attack/2014/12/25/

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