The report of Leftist solidarity with the family of the Yishma'elite murderers of the Fogel Family hy"d of Itamar in the Shomron was not what I wanted to see right before Pesah (Passover).
But, it was what I needed to see.
Before you read the report below, presented in its entirety, and followed by my comments, please take a few moments and look at this picture of the murdered members of the Fogel Family hy"d....
IsraelNN.com: Israeli Left's Solidarity with Itamar Killers
Shortly before the IDF revealed the identities of the two murderers of five members of the Fogel family, activists with the extreme Israeli left went to visit one killer's family – and condemn Israel for detaining him.
Members of Women for Peace (Nashim L'Shalom), Gush Shalom, and Adam Lelo Gvulot traveled to the Palestinian Authority-controlled village of Awarta, next to Itamar, where the IDF had been conducting intensive investigations into the recent attack.
“The atrocity we saw in the home of Mohammed Awad can only be described as a pogrom, as primitive and brutal revenge aimed at putting fear in residents' hearts,” activist Yaakov Manur wrote of the visit one week ago. “The father, 45-year-old Mohammed, his son Majdi, 20, a third-year student in university, son Amjad, 19, a second-year student at university, and Hakem, 17, were arrested.”
Amjad, 19, was later revealed to be one of the murderers. He and fellow murderer Hakim Awad told investigators they had received help and support from their relatives after murdering Udi and Ruti Fogel and their children Yoav, 11, Elad, 4, and Hadas, three months old.
The leftist activists apparently did not realize that the Awad family was involved in the murders, and simply believed the family's claims that Israel was treating them badly for no reason.
If this were really true, where is their apology? Where is their commitment to research a situation more fully, before reaching out to avowed enemies of the Jewish People?
The Yisrael Sheli (My Israel) Movement said Sunday that the leftist groups had crossed a line. “The time has come to make leftist groups that support murderers illegal. Whoever supports baby killers has no place in a democratic society,” the group said in a statement.
“Leftists groups' encouragement for terrorists, which joins the Palestinian Authority incitement, and author Amos Oz's support for murderer Barghouti, ultimately creates human monsters like the murderers from Awarta.”
MK Michael Ben-Ari (Ichud Leumi) called on Attorney General Yehudah Weinstein to investigate the groups that went to Awarta to provide support to the terrorists' families. “By their acts, they incited to violence,” he wrote.
He added, “Today we see the extreme Left's true face. These are their friends, these are the people they defend!”
MK Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) said the Israelis who expressed solidarity with the Awad family had reached a moral low. “They cannot comfort their brothers in Itamar, but run to show solidarity with the enemy,” she said.
Now look at this picture...
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How more Jews have to be murdered before these Leftists stop battling they own people, spitting on their own Land, and trashing the Torah? At the very least, how many more times must they "repeat the same mistake over again, and expect different results," before they realize how truly insane their beliefs and behaviors are?
I am not sure I should even call them Leftists. I know Leftists who were disgusted by these murders!
These people go out to show solidarity with murderers, right before we are to celebrate, not only our physical freedom from bondage, but the birth of our peoplehood, the People which God brought out of Egypt. That is how we are often described.
Whether these people, calling themselves Jews, are truly evil, and actively battling HaShem, or are tinoq shenishba, who are so out of touch with their Jewish souls, they just "don't know any better," is only a question of detail at this point. Their actions must be stopped.
The collaboration of organizations like Mahsom Watch, Women In Black, [non] Rabbis For Peace, and the New Israel Fund [NIF] (Wipe those surprised looks off your faces!) with murderers is disgusting. Allowing them to continue is suicidal, and the ultimate expression of the virulent self-hatred Am Yisra'el must overcome, before true peace in the world can be manifested.
The fact that the Israeli government, stands idly by, and allows this to continue is even worse. Worse yet, is when its minyons target those very Jews going to pray at Qever Yosef (Joseph's Tomb)!
The fact that there are religious Jews out preaching that we must actually love these people is the icing on this insanity!
These Leftists forsake the Land, they chop apart the Torah, put it back together like Frankenstein's monster, and otherwise spit on it and on HaZa"L, and they reach out to unify Yishma'el (Arabs) with Esau (Europe, etc.).
That spells Eruv Rav to me....