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Arutz 7: Yishai ‘Horrified’ at Pre-Yom Kippur Eviction
Shas MK shocked as police raid outpost, arrest activists on eve of holiest day of Jewish year.
Maayana Miskin, September 15, 2013
Seven outpost residents were forced to spend the first hours of the high holiday in a police station. They say they were released at 11 p.m. after being required to give their fingerprints – an act that is forbidden on the Sabbath or Jewish festivals.
“I’m horrified at the eviction that took place on the eve of Yom Kippur. This must be looked into,” Yishai said.
“Security personnel must take action against those who do not abide by the law,” he continued. “However, this law enforcement should, on rare yet obvious occasions, show sensitivity – such as when it comes to the need to avoid evicting outposts on the eve of Yom Kippur.”
“It’s troubling that we have reached a point where there is a need to create procedures for how to handle evictions on Yom Kippur,” he added. “It is even more troubling that, in the absence of clear guidelines, raiding an outpost on Yom Kippur is seen as legitimate.”
Yishai called on police commanders to look into the incident and create clear guidelines that will prevent similar incidents in the future.
(Tip Credit: Tomer Devorah)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
I have defended MK Eli Yishai, and I have praised MK Eli Yishai, even in the face of criticizing his own Sha"S Party.
I have really pushed the limit with him, to the point of egg on my face. But, that does not look like it is going to happen again anytime soon.
First of all, any shock from a rabbi or an MK, and MK Eli Yishai is both, that the Israeli government would do such a thing as arrest or expel Jews from their homes near or even on Shabbath or a Holiday.
Decrying any kind of excuse for being shocked can also no longer be accepted. It has happened all too many times.
Let's begin with only 10 or so years ago, when soldiers were given orders to get on a bus on Shabbath, to expel the residents or Havath Gil'ad, not far east of Qarnei Shomron. It was later revealed that the IDF Rabbinate's "permit" for this Shabbath violation (sometimes, legitimately necessary in a Jewish military) was falsified. Sure, the soldiers should have refused such orders. Nonetheless, the IDF was certainly the instigator here.
Let us not forget that the Expulsion from Azza (Gaza, which includes Gush Qatif) was [aptly] carried out on the 10th of the Month of Menahem Av, the anniversary of the continued burning of the Beth HaMiqdash (Temple), after being destroyed on the 9th.
At the very least, the pressure is being kept on the residents of Yehudah and Shomron (Judea and Samaria). Who knows what else the Erev Rav-controlled government has up its sleeve? ...besides data-gathering, of course.
The second thing which irks me,...excuse me,...I mean disgusts me is MK Yishai's apparent belief that there is a need to create procedures for how to handle evictions on Yom Kippur, as if there should ever be any evictions (Read: "expulsions") period.
MK Eli Yishai may be shocked. Whether I believe him or not, I am still not 100% sure.
But, I most certainly am not. Not only did I see this coming ages ago, and not only would anyone else see this coming ages ago, if he were awake, and his eyes were open.
But, it already has happened several times. What are you going to do to prevent it from happening again?