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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Death & Desecration in Israel !!

 This last week has been Passover, the Jewish Festival of Freedom.  A Joy.  A Holiday.   A Celebration.  

Last Sunday Morning saw a shooting by 'palestinian' policemen  at Shechem in Israel,  presently under 'palestinain' control.  Last Sunday afternoon saw the funeral of Ben-Yosef Livnat,  murdered that morning  & the 'palestinians' celebrating Passover by once again desecrating the Tomb of the Biblical Joseph, the site of Livnat's murder, as they have done three times previously.

 Thousands gathered at Mount Olives Cemetery in Jerusalem to bid farewell to Ben-Yosef  Livnat,  a father of  four.  Among the participants were activists, rabbis and public figures, as well as Sports and Culture Minister Limor Livnat, who is Ben-Yosef's aunt.  No eulogies were made due to the holiday, but Minister Limor Livnat said over her nephew's fresh grave: ... "I woke up this morning and received a phone call from Ben-Yosef's mother, who told me that he was murdered by a terrorist masked as a Palestinian police officer. "It was cold-blooded murder. Ben-Yosef went to pray with other Jews, and he was murdered simply for being a Jew," she said.  "It's hard to grasp these things. This is why that area should be under the control of Israel. My own private nephew, a personal sacrifice, I hope that he's the last victim,"  Unfortunately, that is unlikely!

A witness who was in the vehicle shot at said that it was clear that the PA police were shooting to kill. “They fired several long rounds at our cars, and yelled 'Allahu Akhbar.' There is no doubt they were shooting to kill us”.   Just hours after the attack on worshipers praying at Kever Yosef,  Arutz 7 reported that a large number of Arabs had descended on the tomb. The Arabs were burning tyres and holding torches, to try to burn the building down. Smoke could be seen rising as the desecration took place.  The video below supplied by my friend David Ha'ivri clearly shows this.

Reports are not 100% clear yet, on all of the details, but I do have some Questions.  It appears the PA police waited outside the tomb while the Breslev Hassidim were davening inside. After the prayers, when they were leaving, the palestinian police ~ trained, armed and funded by the US ~ drove their PA police jeep up to the car with the Hassidim inside and opened fire. One of the wounded,  who was in the vehicle shot at,  said that it was clear that the PA police were shooting to kill. “They fired several long rounds at our cars, and yelled 'Allahu Akhbar.' There is no doubt they were shooting to kill us”.   According to the IDF & following its own initial investigation into this incident, the PA policemen were fully aware that the men they fired on were Israeli worshipers who were unarmed and posed no threat.

('Nablus') Shechem Governor,  Jibril al-Bakri admits his policemen did the attack, calling it a "security incident" not  the "terrorist attack", which it so obviously was.  He also confirms the Breslev Hassidim arrive there every week to daven. Why, if the Breslovers daven there regularly, did the PA forces open fire? And why did they wait until the group finished praying and were leaving the area to drive up to the car and open fire? How is that a security incident? Could the 'police'  not have contacted the IDF with report of infiltrators while they were actually in the tomb davening?

Just hours after the deadly attack on worshipers,  Arutz 7 reported that a large number of Arabs descended on the tomb. The Arabs were burning tyres and holding torches, to try to burn the building down. Smoke could be seen rising as the desecration took place ~ not the first time they have done so!   Where is the outcry from the UN, the Human Rights Groups?  These 'concerned' citizens universally condemned the action of  Dr. Baruch Goldstein, who pre-emptively struck against a Purim massacre of Jews by Arabs in 1994.   The Arabs lynched Dr. Goldstein after disarming him & he too was murdered.    Immediately after murdering Dr. Goldstein, the Arab mob attempted a large-scale pogrom in Hebron, with nine Jews and a number of Arabs killed in the subsequent clashes. The Hamas-led pogrom was premeditated, prepared long before the incident, and official warnings indicated this.  A day before, a 'palestinian' mob ~ (“worshipers” ~  rioted in the Maarat Hamachpela, and shortly before the incident they chanted “Slaughter the Jews” .   Massacre of Jews was in the air .... just as in the 1929 Pogrom of Hebron.   The Shamgar report into the incident concedes this yet the world & media condemned Dr Goldstein,  terming him as a mass murderer & a terrorist because the Arabs were "at prayers".  Where is the condemnation of the killing of Jews carrying prayer books?

Just like with the Massacre of the Fogel Family, the silence on this slaughter is deafening!!!!

The murder of Livnat and the subsequent attempt to burn the Tomb of Yosef represents another step in the arab 'palestinian' attempt to destroy any connection between Jewish heritage and the Jewish Land of Eretz Yisroel.

A major strategy of the Arabs in their goal of ultimately taking over all of Israel,  is to deny Jewish  ties to the land.   That's why they call  the Jewish heartlands of Samaria & Judea by the title of  'West Bank' ....  to attempt to mask three thousand years of Jewish ties to their land.  That's why they hold on to the Temple Mount and destroy artifacts.  It is why they burned down Yosef's Tomb on at least three occasions &  it is why they are targeting Rachel's Tomb,  calling it the Bilal Bin Rabah Mosque.  You can't make a mosque just by calling it one!!  

Since its establishment, the State of Israel every single agreement transferring responsibility for Jewish holy places to neighbouring Arab 'palestinian' rule has been broken.
  • On April 3, 1949, Israel signed an armistice with Jordan. According to Paragraph 8, Article 2 of the agreement, Jordan was to allow Israel "free access to the Holy Places and cultural institutions and use of the cemetery on the Mount of Olives."  ..... In practice, not only could Jews not visit the graves of their loved ones on the Mount of Olives, but the site was desecrated. Headstones of Jewish graves were shattered and some were used as paving stones or in construction. Jordan did not allow Jews free access to their holy places, and for 19 years, until 1967, Jews could not go to the Western Wall, Rachel's Tomb, the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, Yosef's Tomb in Shechem (Nablus), or other sites sacred to Jews which remained in Jordanian hands.
  • In May 1994, Israel signed the Gaza-Jericho Agreement in Cairo. According to Article 15 of Annex II, "the Palestinian Authority shall ensure free access to all holy sites in the Gaza Strip and the Jericho Area," mentioning the Naaran synagogue, the Jewish cemetery in Tel Sammarat, the "Shalom al Israel" synagogue in Jericho, and the synagogue in Gaza City.
  • On September 28, 1995, the Israeli-palestinian Interim Agreement was signed on the White House lawn, making the 'palestinians' responsible for civilian and security matters in additional areas of the 'West Bank' (their abusive terminology!)   In accordance with this agreement, Israel withdrew from six  cities and part of Hebron ~  the IDF and the civil administration were withdrawn.  In addition, Israel withdrew from 450 villages, towns, refugee camps, and other areas throughout Samaria & Judea. The holy sites in those regions, or adjacent regions (access to which passed through or close to 'palestinian' areas), were designated as "sites of religious significance" or "archaeological sites."  The agreement also dealt with the status of 23 places holy to Jews, including the tombs of biblical figures, the ruins of ancient synagogues, and ancient cemeteries. The 'palestinians'  PROMISED to assure freedom of access to those places.
In every single case  the 'palestinians' have either made access extremely difficult for Jews to get to the holy sites or or prevented access entirely.

It had to be one of the most flagrant, desecrations of a holy site in the history of humankind, on October 7th, 2000, after Israeli troops retreated from a post just outside the of Biblical Shechem,  following coordinated, deadly attacks against Jews there, scores of 'palestinians' stormed Yosef’s Tomb and nearly destroyed the site believed to be the burial place of the biblical patriarch Yosef ~ the son of Yaakov who was sold by his brothers into slavery and later became the viceroy of Egypt.  They tried to burn it down again in February of 2008, and again last Sunday.

What makes this attack particularly significant is that it occurs during the holiday of Passover, which celebrates the Israelites Exodus from Egypt. One of Moshes' lasts acts in Egypt was to retrieve the body of Yosef so his bones could be brought into Eretz Yisrael.

And Moshe took the bones of Yosef with him: for he had straightly sworn the children of Israel, saying, Ha'Shem will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you.  ~  Shemoth 13:19  ~
And the bones of Yosef, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in a parcel of ground which Yaacov bought from sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for an hundred pieces of silver: and it became the inheritance of the children of Yosef.   ~  Yehoshua 24:32  ~
And the world is just itching to give them a state in September and let them "protect" holy sites and Jewish lives.  That will just lead to further Death & Desecration in Israel if it were ever to come to pass.  How can the world not see what is really happening?


  1. Thank you for putting this together for us.

  2. You are absolutely correct! The world is silent in the face of what is truly happening in the Middle East, especially in Israel. Millions of people are ignorant and sympathize with the Arabs who do not protect lives, holy property or liberties. If more people like you will step up and recognize what is going on and stand up for us (the Jews) only then will there be change. Thank you again!