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Arutz 7: Investigation into Police Officer Who Brutalized Security Guard
A guard in the town of Michmash says he was attacked by police - just because he was doing his job.
Moshe Cohen, January 25, 2015
Police officials have appointed a committee to investigate an incident in which a security guard was attacked at the gate to the town of Michmash, north of Jerusalem, over Shabbat. The guard claims that police brutally attacked him, injuring him and causing him psychological damage.
To add insult to injury, said a spokesperson for Michmash, police had not come to arrest anyone or conduct a search – but simply to pick up another officer who lived in the town.
The incident occurred at about 6 a.m. Saturday, with police arriving at the gate and demanding to be let into the town. The guard, a father of five who is the resident of the town, asked the officers what they wanted in the town – considering that it was a religious community, and the vast majority of people were likely to be sleeping. The officers said that they were there on “police business,” and words were exchanged with the officers, according to footage taken by another resident on his cellphone.
Boaz Arazi, a spokesperson for Michmash, said that police refused to answer the guard's questions, despite his telling the officers that he was not allowed to open the gate without knowing what their business in the town was. Eventually, the guard opened the gate – and was immediately arrested by the officers, who claimed that he had “interfered” with their work.
The guard was taken several kilometers up the road to the Binyamin police station and booked. He was released a few hours later – and began walking home from the station, towards Michmash. (cont.)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Both the incident itself and the shock the guard appeared to experience come as no surprise to me.
Who knows when the Jews in Yehudah and the Shomron (Judea and Samaria) will wake up to the fact that they are just pawns of the government? There are more than a few non-mamlakhtim in Mikhmas.
You would be surprised at the occasional anti-government sentiment I would hear even in traditionally mamlakhti town of Ofra, which lies just north of Mikhmas, when I lived there.
On the other hand, when I lived in K'far Tapu'ah, I witnessed the residents of the town gradually sell out over time, assimilating into the collective of diehard, "religious," State loyalists. Thanks to the mainstream, Israeli (Leftist) news media, many Jews still believe that K'far Tapu'ah is the home to "Jewish extremists." Yet, this could not be farther from the truth.
I have seen guns being taken away, licenses revoked, and licenses being made impossible to obtain. I have seen private guarding companies have been put into place in towns, even when residents, most all IDF veterans, would prefer to guard their town themselves. At least some of these private guarding companies do not allow their guards to work in the towns where they live, only in other towns.
This makes sense when you think about it. When (not if, but when) the government sends whomever it sends to expel Jews from their homes and lands, guards who are residents are less likely to cooperate, and more likely to resist, than those guards who are not residents.
Many of us are still blind and/or numbed out to the reality which surrounds us. Hopefully it will not take too many more incidents like this recent one in Makhmas to wake people up to the reality of our relationship with the Israeli Police, and to the exact nature of their role when it comes to Yehudah and the Shomron, not to mention Haredi neighborhoods, and the developing "no-go" zones of South Tel-Aviv and within the Negev.
We can take an example from Arazi's children:
Arazi said that the guard had suffered physical and mental injuries as a result of the incident, and that his children, whom the guard had raised to respect police, had become very cynical as a result of the incident.