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Arutz 7: Yitzhar Taunts 'Unintelligent' Police after Raid
Police claim to seize cache of makeshift weapons for use against Arabs, IDF. Community derides finds which include empty lighbulbs.
Orly Harari, Gil Ronen, February 4, 2015
The Nationalist Crime section of the Central Unit of the Judea and Samaria District Police announced Wednesday it had conducted a raid in the community of Yitzhar and confiscated a large cache of makeshift weapons which they say were meant for attacking security forces and Arabs. Yitzhar denies this.
Police said that the cache includes dozens of canisters of pepper spray, lightbulbs that – after being filled with paint – were to be thrown at security vehicles, gloves, saws, spikes, flammable materials, black face masks, knives, and 'ninja knives' for puncturing car tires.
In the course of the raid, a minor who resides in Yitzhar was handed a distancing order valid for four months.
Yitzhar's spokesman, Ezri Tuvi, mocked the police in his response to the raid. “A well-publicized nighttime raid whose loot includes empty bulbs, an empty military box, a garden faucet, gloves, and pepper gas, which is legal, indicates a level of intelligence that is not very high. The Israel Police would do better to invest resources in the real crime and the more serious offenses within its ranks and in the rest of the country.”
Security forces see Yitzhar as a hotbed of "Jewish extremism."
Last April, the IDF stationed a border police unit in Yitzhar's Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva (Torah academy) building, following clashes between Yitzhar residents and the military.
The Education Ministry in 2011 cut funding to the yeshiva, similarly claiming it was a source of violence.
Students and staff at the Torah academy are tired of the situation and stepping up their efforts to return. Rabbi Yosef Plai, a department head in the yeshiva, told Arutz Sheva that the military actions constitute theft and desecration of holiness, explaining why students and staff in recent days have started to protest firmly, calling on the soldiers to refuse orders and leave the institution.
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
I have been writing about Yitzhar , a town situated not to far away from Joseph's Tomb in the ancient, Jewish city of Shchem (Gen. 33:18-34:31), since 2009/תשס״ט, seeing it as one of the prime targets of the Israeli Government's desperate attempts to maintain control over its citizens.
Last April was not the first "clash" between residents and Israeli Defense Forces [IDF], and it is certainly far from over. Two months ago, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon extended the occupation of the yeshiva. There is one more month left in this standing order.
Previously, the residents disconnected water and electricity from the soldiers based in their town, who saw the writing on the wall. Albeit in the distant future, the residents of Yitzhar knew that the 2005/תשס״ה expulsion of Jews from Azza (Gaza) would not be The Israeli Government's last attempt at pandering to Arab terrorists, and kowtowing to the "international community."
While Yitzhar was encouraging IDF soldiers to leave their town, neighboring towns, like K'far Tapu'ah, were replacing their residential guarding staffs with private security companies which did not allow residents to be guards in their own towns.
When the Government gives the order to expel and destroy, it knows that it will encounter the greatest resistance to its orders from the targeted town's own residents.
Yitzhar has been a particular target of the Israeli Government. Unlike smaller strongholds, which are more easily intimidated, Yitzhar is a well-established, "legal," town in the Shomron (Samaria).
The attacks on Yitzhar have included those from within, with Government lackeys from the influencing who gets accepted into the town as new residents, in other words, new voters.
When Yitzhar's population of five year olds reached the minimum number to qualify for a second Kindergarten, the authorities refused to allow the town to set up the Kindergartens to be separate for boys and girls. The residents of Yitzhar refused to compromise on their preference, and built their own new Kindergarten classroom without government funds.
Rabbi Plai, himself, has been arrested. For what, you may ask? For teaching Torah. That is correct. Rabbi Plai had the audacity to teach the politically incorrect sections of the Mishneh Torah, the main halakhic (Torah legal) work of the Ramba"m (Maimonides).
Last spring, another resident was even arrested for expressing her opinion.
As is common in other Jewish towns in Yehudah and Shomron, Yitzhar has its share of IDF combat veterans. One of those residents, Moli Leiner tells the story of how he was wounded in last summer's war with the Hamas in the following video (Hebrew).
Under attack by three terrorists with guns and grenades, Leiner was wounded by both bullets and shrapnel, helping fellow wounded soldiers to safety.
Now, here is the thanks he received yesterday from the State he helped to defend.
זעם ביצהר: המנהל הוציא צו הריסה לביתו של לוחם פלס"ר צנחנים, מולי ליינר, שנפצע ברגליו במהלך מבצע "צוק איתן".
ביתו של הלוחם, נבנה ללא היתר, אבל ביצהר מבהירים כי יש להם היתר מהתורה: "תסתכלו ברש"י - בספר בראשית בתורה. מוסבר ומובהר שכל הארץ של הקב"ה והוא זה שהחליט לתת לנו את הארץ. אנחנו בונים אותה בגאווה גדולה".
Esser Agaroth (2¢) Translation:This is by far not the first house which the Israeli Government has destroyed, and unfortunately, I do not see it to be the last.
The administration issued a demolition order for the home in Yitzhar of a paratrooper who was injured in [last summer's] "Protective Edge" [operation against Hamas in Azza].
Rage in Yitzhar: The administration issued a demolition order against the house of a fighter in the IDF's elite paratrooper unit, Moly Leiner, who was wounded in the legs during operation "Protective Edge."
The soldier's house was built without a permit, but in Yitzhar, they have made it clear that they have a permit from the Torah: "Look at Rashi - on the Book of Genesis in the Torah. It is explained and clarified that all land is God's, and he decided to give us the land of Israel. We are building it up with great pride. "
The above report from 0404 alludes to the bottom line of the conflict between the residents of Yitzhar and similar towns and the Israeli Government.
"Nationalist Crime section" of the Israeli Police? Were you aware that such a section existed?
The Israeli Police forces are not fighting against nationalists. They are fighting against those who hold The Almighty, to be a higher authority than the Israeli Government, but the ultimate authority.
This is what the Israeli Government views as a threat. This is why Yitzhar and communities like it are its bane.