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There are two very disturbing issues going on in Israel right now. One has been going on for decades. You can probably guess that it concerns the lack of religious/civil rights for Jews to pray in the holiest place in the Jewish World, Har Habyit, the Temple Mount. And the other is much more recent. I’m writing about the cruel and inhuman methods the police used against the young men they had decided had burnt an Arab house in Duma.

Since the police couldn’t find any real evidence, nor find any witnesses, they tortured and broke one of the suspects who finally agreed to say and sign anything just to make them stop.

“The sexual harassment against my client damages all that is sacred to him, his values of Torah observance and the commandments,” Ben-Gvir stated, adding that his client had been sleep-deprived for an extended period of time.
“After the interrogators passed the initial stages of interrogation and my client stuck to the truth, they simply received a license to kill,” he continued, adding that the interrogators may have sodomized him. “At some point four thugs entered his room, beat him, and tied him to his bed.”

“The descriptions are shocking and appalling: they tied him upside down and beat him again and again, until he screamed ‘Enough! Leave me alone, let me go, I didn’t do anything!'” Ben-Gvir said. “They broke him. I believe very much that there are doubts that any confession he made are usable in court. They beat him into a shadow of a person.”  (Arutz 7)


They wouldn’t have dared do such things to Arabs, because the Left-leaning civil rights activists would bring them to court. But they have no compunctions at all when it comes to patriots, proud Jews on the Right. The government’s aim is to break them. There seems to be no difference today than when Gush Katif was destroyed, which made thousands of Jews homeless and unemployed. And then when the security forces came to destroy a few houses in Amona, the “police” had orders to make the demonstrators suffer, too. And they did, physical cruelty was rampant. Male demonstrators were beaten in their most sensitive places, and young innocent girls were grabbed indecently by men. I’ve heard reports of rape and definite sexual harassment.

The aim of the Left was/is to break the Right, especially the young idealists. And that is why I have no trouble believing the stories about these illegal and immoral interrogations.

This is a perversion of the old saying:

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” (Golden Rule)

In today’s Israel, the “others” are treated better than we Jews are by the unjust Justice System, and that is a big moral problem!


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Batya Medad blogs at Shiloh Musings.