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An IDF Reserve officer was detained for questioning several weeks ago in Britain on charges of “war crimes” before diplomatic efforts secured his released, according to Yediot Acharonot.

The officer flew to Britain on a private business visit and was held, but not arrested, for several hours before he was released, afar which the British government formally apologized.

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Anti-Israeli organizations have been lobbying foreign governments to arrest Israeli army officers and soldiers on charges that they committed war crimes in the counter-terror Operation Protective Edge campaign last year.

The success of the pro-Arab groups to convince authorities to arrest an Israeli soldier may boomerang.

The JewishPress.com has learned that the Israeli government has been acting quietly through diplomatic channels to prevent similar incidents.

Anti-Israel organization obtains the names and pictures of IDF officers from social media, leaving them susceptible to be targeted by anti-Zionists

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33 COMMENTS

  1. Shawn DeBarry, the very people who informs to Europe are the very war criminals themselves. Since when did the UK government listen to or take advice from, those very people who would bomb or shoot other British people? If you honestly believe in what you have written, then the USA, Canada, France, Germany, Russia etc etc should also be on that list.

    When was the last time an Israeli committed a terrorist attack in the uk?

    Do you also believe that it’s right to have about 30 Sharia law courts in the uk?

  2. These lists should be check for accuracy as soon as they are received. If they had been it would have been clear as daylight that most, if not ALL of the names on the lists submitted by the Palestinian terrorists , (who themselves were glaringly guilty of many war crimes) were not in any way guilty of any war crime. Don’t make excuses for the bloody Brits who have always been anti-Semitic. Israel certainly does know how important these checks are and Israel investigates each and every name carefully before it’s put on any list.

  3. Imagine if Israel was to detain British soldiers who participated in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan….British war hero Richard Kemp has called the IDF the most moral army in the world and proved, with concrete statistics, that the civilian vs. combatant casualty ratio in the Gaza wars is less than in the wars in Iraq/Afghanistan….Where does it end?

  4. This person’s name was on the lists of soldiers and officers that pro-Palestinian organizations drew up.

    These organizations submitted these names to countries worldwide, especially in Europe, claiming that the soldiers and officers were allegedly involved in war crimes against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

    The person was released in a few hours after checks. The British also apologised to Israel.

    This was not a British mistake. They followed the information that was given to them.

    What is the alternative?
    Ignore all risks and let everybody into the UK ?

    You know how important it is to have these checks in place?

  5. were doing our job and ensuring your country isnt half as bad as what it truly is, dont ask us again especially when your own sec team are half blind and up their queens arse,, back off, dont ask and yet demand an answer, Bloody Idiots.

  6. Marlene Richter Josephs

    This person's name was on the lists of soldiers and officers that pro-Palestinian organizations drew up. Not the British.

    These organizations submitted these names to countries worldwide, especially in Europe, claiming that the soldiers and officers were allegedly involved in war crimes against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

    The person was released in a few hours after checks. The British also apologised to Israel.

    This was not a British mistake. They followed the information that was given to them.

    What is the alternative?
    Ignore all risks and let everybody into the UK ?

    You know how important it is to have these checks in place?

  7. What risk!? The issue wasn't even about risk!! It is about the murderous arabs and their supporters waging war in every way and in everty corner of the planet on Israel withe the help of fools in the west who are also the victims of muslims!!!!!

  8. Shawn DeBarry The mistake of openning your mouth. Got it!
    It was no mistake by english authorities. Do you really believe any country takes any information given it at mouths word. All claims and documentation are checked and double checked and the fact this was an israeli soldier should have had alarm bells ringing, as Even interpol have issued no arrest or detain directives here. All formal investigations outside the arab controlled UN, by qualified military specialists have found no blame or war crimes in israels 2014 invasion of gazza. In fact, all agree that Israel is far ahead of the rest of the world in humanity during war and their practices are now being developed by other militaries world wide.
    These arrest or detain warrants are through palestinian organizations using specially select countries and judges sympathetic to palestinian cause. Usually muslim. Spain has done the same thing with muslim judges.
    England does not owe an apology, it needs to weed out these pro palestinian judges before they put england at odds with an enemy they dont really want.

  9. Shawn DeBarry Like I said. British administration is 100% in the wrong. They know the papers are fake immediately and the lists should be removed from circulation just as quickly. To detain or arrest someone in britain requires a court procedure. These arrest warrrants are issued by muslim sympathetic judges, usually muslim themselves.

  10. Ron Kall

    This person's name was on the lists of soldiers and officers that pro-Palestinian organizations drew up.

    These organizations submitted these names to countries worldwide, especially in Europe, claiming that the soldiers and officers were allegedly involved in war crimes against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

    The person was released in a few hours after checks. The British also apologised to Israel.

    This was not a British mistake. They followed the information that was given to them.

    What is the alternative?
    Ignore all risks and let everybody into the UK ?

    You know how important it is to have these checks In place?

  11. Eric Holt

    This person's name was on the lists of soldiers and officers that pro-Palestinian organizations drew up.

    These organizations submitted these names to countries worldwide, especially in Europe, claiming that the soldiers and officers were allegedly involved in war crimes against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

    The person was released in a few hours after checks. The British also apologised to Israel.

    This was not a British mistake. They followed the information that was given to them.

    What is the alternative?
    Ignore all risks and let everybody into the UK ?

    You know how important it is to have these checks In place?

  12. Shawn DeBarry you're being sarcastic, right? A pro PLO terror group gives the names of soldiers from a democracy that's at war fignting Hamas jihad terror – so Britain investigates the soldier. ha ha ha Again I say, Britain will get paid back. No country could be either that stupid or that pro terror and not pay a price.

  13. Shawn DeBarry : Apparently UK is letting everyone in, no matter what thay have done anywhere in the world.
    This in not acceptable, unless of corse, you are of the opinion that other countries should start doing the same with retiered brittish offisers.

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