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795 Hilltoppers terror group plan Jews-only state with a King

Hilltoppers terror group plan Jews-only state with a King

Newsletter published on 18 January 2016

(1) Hilltoppers plan Jews-only state with a King
(2) Hilltoppers, Revolt Group, "Givonim", "Kingdom of Evil," "Moshe Orbach"
(3) Shin Bet suspect confesses, re-enacts firebombing of Dawabsha family
in West Bank village of Duma
(4) Jewish "Revolt" terror group plan to install a King, build the
Temple, & kill non-Jews
(5) Shin Bet arrests Kahane's grandson; Hilltoppers depict President
Rivlin as a Jew-hating Nazi (like Rabin)
(6) Police investigate incitement against President Rivlin, calling him
a "traitor"
(7) Hilltoppers manual tells how to set fire to a Palestinian house
(8) Arson Suspect charged in Galilee Church Burning
(9) Duma arson attack - "Long live King Messiah"
(10) West Bank close to boiling point
(11) Kahane's grandson's plan to spark a revolt, build Temple, expel Arabs
(12) Israel struggles to crack down on Jewish extremists
(13) Rabbi Eliyahu advocates carpet bombing Gaza. Says OK to kill
non-Jews to save Jews
(14) Demolition policy — only for houses of Arab terrorists, not Jewish
terrorists

(1) Hilltoppers plan Jews-only state with a King

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/01/hilltop-youth-givonim-jewish-terror-shin-bet-investigation.html

Shin Bet uncovers Jewish extremist plot to destroy state

Author Ben Caspit

Posted January 4, 2016

Translator Sandy Bloom

For the first time since the establishment of the State of Israel, the
Shin Bet has used what it calls "special methods" for investigating
Jews. Some in the extreme right argue that these tools include torture.

This is the first time such a group has been exposed in Israeli history.

This religious/ultranationalist underground group's main purpose is the
elimination of the State of Israel, putting an end to Zionism and
fomenting regional chaos that would facilitate the establishment of a
messianic Jewish kingdom in the place of Israel. The means for
destroying the Jewish state, according to the doctrine of this group, is
killing Arabs. The goal was to pit the Arab world and the international
community against Israel, undermine the authority of the central
government and create chaos that would lead to a revolt. Then, during
the revolt, the reins of government would be placed in the hands of
those believing in the supremacy of the Torah over democracy.

Their first acts after the coup were supposed to be to appoint a king
and re-establish the biblical Judean kingdom that would conduct itself
according to Jewish religious law alone. In the first stage, all the
Arabs and other non-Jews would be warned to leave the territory of the
kingdom immediately. In the second stage, all those refusing to leave,
including women and children, would be put to death immediately. There
is no place for non-Jews on Jewish holy land. Anyone who identifies a
striking similarity to the rules applied by the Islamic State's
caliphate does according to his own judgment. Still, at the end of the
day, when religion is taken to extremes and becomes a messianic tool,
this is exactly what religious extremism looks like.

An extensive investigation by the Shin Bet and police finally cracked
the case and led to the disclosure of what is now called the "Revolt
Group." Its members, numbering a few dozen youths ages 15-24, call
themselves the "Givonim" ("Hilltoppers"). They are responsible for the
shocking murder of the Dawabsha family in the West Bank village of Douma
on July 31, 2015, in the course of which three family members were
burned to death in their sleep: 18-month-old Ali and his parents, Riham
and Saad. Their son Mohammed, 4, was the only one to survive the inferno.

On Jan. 3, Amiram Ben Uliel, 21, from Jerusalem was indicted on three
counts of murder. According to the indictment, Ben Uliel hurled a
Molotov cocktail into the family home after he spray-painted the house
with graffiti. Then he escaped into the darkness and walked 10
kilometers (6 miles), the same distance he had walked to get there that
night. Another youngster was also indicted for his involvement in the
attack. Together with these two, another six suspects were arrested,
leading to the solving of a number of violent acts against Arabs that
were carried out in the last two years by members of the cell. The
murder in Douma was the first attack in the series that led to a loss of
human life. In its wake, the penny dropped in the Shin Bet. The attorney
general authorized the security services to use "special methods" of
interrogation for the first time against Jews, to conduct administrative
detentions and to adopt a heavy hand against Jewish terrorists. Before
this, investigations of Israeli Jews were done according to Israeli law
that does not permit such measures to be used, while Arab terror is
investigated according to completely different laws.

In a previous article for Al-Monitor, I gave an overview of the illegal
outposts in the Shiloh Valley. My assessment was that such outposts
might have spawned the murderers of the Dawabsha family in Douma. This
assessment has been proven true. The source of the hard-core Givonim
group lies in the unruly hilltop youth scattered throughout the Shiloh
Valley and the nearby Baladim Hill (another illegal outpost), all of
which serve as breeding grounds for malignant religious extremism that
extends its shoots throughout Judea and Samaria.

The Shin Bet seized "documents of the revolt" and others outlining the
theology of the members of this sect, who were organized in
compartmentalized terror cells of three to five members each. The cells
operated secretly and independently of one another, and each knew
nothing about the activities of other cells. Infiltrating this gang with
Shin Bet agents is almost impossible, reminiscent of attempts to insert
agents into extremist Islamic terror organizations.

These group members share an extremist messianic ideology. They are
closely familiar with one another, grew up together and became
radicalized together. They hold the rest of the world in suspicion and
are well versed in interrogation and efforts to track them. They live in
West Bank outposts, know how to survive in nature and find refuge in
caves and abandoned structures. They are able to exist in wild
territory, disconnected from civilization for many long days.

Ben Uliel grew up in the Etzion settlement bloc, the son of a Karmei Zur
settlement rabbi who is viewed as moderate and statesmanlike. He lived
for a period in the illegal outpost Geulat Tzion. Ben Uliel was
interrogated over several weeks until he confessed to the murder of the
Dawabsha family, and even reconstructed the act in front of Shin Bet
interrogators in the middle of the night, in the same spot where the
murder took place. Now his family and friends claim that his confession
was extricated from him under torture and is therefore not admissible.

Thus, the Shin Bet faces a complicated legal battle to authorize this
confession and add additional testimony such as hidden details that Ben
Uliel supplied regarding the terror site and the testimony of a minor
who worked with him to plan the attack.

The cracking of the "revolt cell" has sparked a fierce political
controversy in Israel. The extremist right calls for making a
distinction between Arab terror and Jews who perpetrate crimes and holds
that torture must not be used against citizens of the state. But the
vast majority of the political map supports the decision to use torture
against such suspects. Even Education Minister Naftali Bennett and most
of his colleagues in HaBayit HaYehudi say that "terror is terror." They
are keenly aware that these poisonous weeds who grew up in their garden
plots endanger the State of Israel no less (and maybe even more) than
the Arab enemy.

The group's staggering ideological doctrine is laid out in detail in a
number of documents that were seized by the Shin Bet. According to them,
the State of Israel — which it calls the "kingdom of malice" — "has no
right to exist and we must operate to destroy it, then build a Jewish
kingdom." Members of the cell commit themselves to appoint a king who
will rule over the nation and force it to obey the harshest of religious
precepts. The documents contain detailed instructions on how to burn
down mosques or churches and how to shift from inflicting damage and
burning down Arab possessions to burning down homes with Arabs living
inside. The Shin Bet identified the moment in which the group
transitioned from inflicting property damage to inflicting physical
harm, to create as much chaos as possible on the ground and promote
their agenda.

The General Security Service assesses that there are between 30 and 40
hard-core members involved in actual acts of terror. The second tier
numbers approximately 100 youths who support the ideological doctrine
and are part of the terror cells scattered on the outposts and hills of
Judea and Samaria. Surrounding them is another tier of several hundreds,
maybe thousands, who support the general idea of replacing the State of
Israel with a Judean kingdom. These members serve as a logistical
network providing support to the members of the active cells.

As a result of intensive investigations by the Shin Bet over the last
two years, some of the acts of violence and property damage have been
solved, including the firebombing of mosques and churches, and 23
suspects detained. It is believed that the group has not been entirely
apprehended and dismantled, and there are still a number of operatives
at large who are willing to give their lives for the cause. After the
murder in Douma, the Shin Bet focused on averting additional similar events.

The security services reckon that the incident in Douma was one of the
formative causes for the eruption of the Palestinian terror wave that
broke out in October, about two months later. The perception that Israel
hurries to solve Arab acts of terror but is not capable of subduing
Jewish terror aroused much agitation among the Palestinians and also
internal criticism in Israel. The Shin Bet has removed this burden from
its shoulders by using all the means at its disposal. In doing so,
Israel has reached a dramatic watershed in understanding the existential
threats it faces — not only from its surroundings, but also from within.

COMMENTS

Congratulations are in order to the Shin Bet for FINALLY moving against
these Jewish thugs. But if I were a Palestinian, this would be too
little, too late to placate me. If I were a Palestinian I would be saying:

"We've had to deal with these terrorists for years, and you did nothing.
You only moved when you discovered that the terrorists were beyond your
control. You only moved once you saw that the monster had metastasized
and now threatened the State of Israel. Yes, moving against these
terrorists does help us and will reduce violence against us and our
property. But that is just the happy side-effect of your move to protect
the state of Israel. Protecting us Palestinians for the sake of
protecting us, protecting us because under the Geneva Convention you
have an obligation to protect the people you are occupying, protecting
us because it is the right thing to do, is not on your radar. Protecting
Palestinians was not the goal of the arrests, and had these terrorists
not threatened the state of Israel, you would have let them continue to
destroy our property, our livelihood, and our lives."

Israel's apologists will argue that the above assessment is unfair. They
can argue this all they want. And maybe a neutral third party would buy
their argument. But they will never convince a Palestinian who has been
the subject of repression. And if Israel truly wants peace--if Israel
wants to significantly reduce attacks against their people--they need to
convince Palestinians that their lives do indeed matter.

Philip Andrews o 10 hours ago

given that there is a large constituency among the Israeli religious
right that sees the rebuilding of the Temple and the reinstating of
Temple sacrifice as 'normal', it should not be surprising that out of
say 600,000 West Bank Jewish religious settlers about maybe 10% become
sympathetic to violence as espoused in the Torah against the 'pagans' of
that era, while maybe 1% actually carry out the violence. The Sicarii
did the same during the Roman occupation. Its amazing its taken so long
for this to happen, no doubt thank to ISIS excesses, but its also
significant that Israeli Security cracked it open so successfully.
what's important now is to prevent recurrence. a much more difficult nut
to crack, given how extreme violence is becoming endemic among the
Palestinians and with ISIS everywhere in the media.

(2) Hilltoppers, Revolt Group, "Givonim", "Kingdom of Evil," "Moshe Orbach"
http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=30875

Shin Bet: Suspected Jewish terrorists belong to radical group

Security agency says two men indicted in Duma arson are part of
"Givonim," a hard-line group seeking to overthrow the government,
replace it with a Jewish monarchy, build the Temple

o Group has no organized leadership or hierarchy, agency says.

Lilach Shoval and Israel Hayom Staff

The radical group to which the two suspects in the Duma arson belong
espouses an ideology that seeks to "overthrow the government, as it
hinders the goal of rebuilding the Temple, thus preventing true
redemption," the Shin Bet security agency revealed Sunday.

According to the agency, the suspects are not only members of the
"hilltop youth," an extremist group that carries out "price-tag" acts
against Palestinians, but also members of the "Givonim," a hard-line
faction with views even more radical than those of the hilltop youth.

The Shin Bet believes the group numbers several dozen men ages 15 to 24,
most of whom were expelled from the education system and none of whom
has served in the military. They are believed to reside in illegal
outposts across Judea and Samaria.

The group's ideology was revealed, in what one defense official called
"chilling detail," in documents seized in the suspects' homes.

It entails violently overthrowing the government and replacing it with
the "Kingdom of Judea," a halachic monarchy that would not permit
non-Jews to live within its borders.

The Shin Bet noted that this radical fringe group lacks an organized
leadership or hierarchy, and that operatives are free to carry out
actions in the name of the "cause" as they see fit.

A source privy to the investigation said much of the Givonim's ideology
was inspired by longtime far-right activists, including Meir Ettinger,
who was a person of interest in the Duma investigation and was placed
under administrative detention during most of it.

The Shin Bet said much of the Givonim's actions were taken from the
"Kingdom of Evil," a manifest penned by radical right-wing activist
Moshe Orbach, indicted in July for incitement to violence.

The manifest includes operational directives, such as detailing that a
Givonim "cell" cannot comprise more than five operatives, instructions
on how to make Molotov cocktails and carry out attacks "safely," and how
to evade Shin Bet wiretaps and surveillance.

(3) Shin Bet suspect confesses, re-enacts firebombing of Dawabsha family
in West Bank village of Duma


http://www.timesofisrael.com/two-suspected-jewish-extremists-indicted-for-duma-murders/

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 Tevet 24, 5776 10:18 pm IST

Shin Bet: Prime suspect confessed, re-enacted fatal West Bank firebombing

Jewish man charged with July murders of Palestinian family in Duma
Amiram Ben-Uliel, 21, allegedly firebombed home, killing Ali, Saad,
Riham Dawabsha; second suspect, a minor, charged as an accessory; 5
other Jewish terror suspects indicted for anti-Arab attacks

By Times of Israel staff January 3, 2016, 10:42 am

Prosecutors filed indictments Sunday against two Jewish suspects,
21-year old Amiram Ben-Uliel of Jerusalem and an unnamed minor, in a
July terror attack that killed three members of a Palestinian family.

On July 31, a firebomb attack on the home of the Dawabsha family in the
West Bank village of Duma led to the immediate death of toddler Ali Saad
Dawabsha. Parents Riham and Saad succumbed to their wounds in the
hospital within weeks of the attack. Five-year-old Ahmed, Ali’s brother,
remains hospitalized in Israel and faces a long rehabilitation.

The indictments mark a key breakthrough in the case, which shocked
Israelis and led to unprecedented measures against Jewish terror
suspects, including a cabinet vote to extend to Israeli citizens
counter-terrorism practices such as detention without trial.

A court-imposed gag order that has been in place for months was lifted
Sunday, allowing for the first time the publication of the chief
suspect’s name.

Ben-Uliel is charged with murder in the Duma attack. The minor — who
cannot be named under rules protecting minors suspected of criminal acts
— faces charges of accessory to the murder.

According to investigators, Ben-Uliel, who is married with a baby girl,
admitted to carrying out the Duma firebombing, and said he did it to
avenge the killing of Malachy Rosenfeld by a Palestinian terrorist in June.

His parents said he was innocent, and his wife said he had been tortured
and that the entire case was "lies."

The minor, identified only as Aleph Aleph, confessed to helping to plan
the firebombing, security officials said.

The Israel Police on Sunday released a statement revealing that the
suspects not only confessed to the firebombing, among other
"nationalistic" crimes, but that Ben Uliel reenacted the attack for
investigators. Sources quoted on Israel TV Sunday night said he revealed
details of the attack during the re-enactment that only the perpetrator
could have known. Saad and Riham Dawabsha, with baby Ali. All three died
when the Dawabsha home in the West Bank village of Duma was firebombed,
by suspected Jewish extremists, on July 31, 2015 (Channel 2 screenshot)

Saad and Riham Dawabsha, with baby Ali. All three died when the Dawabsha
home in the West Bank village of Duma was firebombed, by suspected
Jewish extremists, on July 31, 2015 (Channel 2 screenshot)

Citing the investment of "considerable resources and cooperation between
various law enforcement agencies in Israel," the statement said that
several suspects were also being investigated for attempting to obstruct
the investigation.

Five other suspected Jewish terrorists were charged Sunday over six
other attacks against Arab persons or property.

Yinon Reuveni, Hanoch Ganiram and three unnamed minors were indicted for
an arson attack against Jerusalem’s Dormition Abbey, the burning of a
Palestinian taxi in the West Bank village of Yasuf, setting fire to a
grain silo in the West Bank village of Akraba, two instances of
tire-slashing in the Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of Beit Safafa, and an
assault on a Palestinian shepherd near the West Bank settlement of
Kochav Hashahar.

The indictments of all five suspects were filed in the Lod District
Court Sunday.

During the investigation, twenty-three other suspected extremists were
implicated in attacks and acts of vandalism against Palestinians and
could be indicted in the future, the Shin Bet said.

Prosecutors sought to remand the suspects for the duration of the
investigation. The defendants’ attorneys said the court should release
them to house arrest, saying close oversight of the security services
would ensure they could not pose a danger to the public. Some of the
suspects have been released to house arrest.

An attorney for several of the suspects, Itamar Ben Gvir, himself a
well-known extremist activist, said the suspects’ confessions were
obtained through illegal torture.

"The indictment is not the end of the story, but the opening of a
Pandora’s box for the Shin Bet… My clients are innocent. My client only
confessed because he was broken in the Shin Bet interrogation," which
Ben Gvir insisted included "severe abuse."

The Shin Bet has stridently rejected criticism of its methods, saying in
recent weeks that its interrogations were conducted with the full
approval and oversight of the attorney general and High Court of
Justice, as well as political leaders. The suspects faced "moderate
physical pressure" legal in such terror investigations, the agency said,
but were never subjected to the beatings, sexual assaults and other
extreme measures alleged by Ben Gvir and other supporters.

Israel’s Channel 10 said Sunday night that Ben-Uliel was subjected to
several hours of "physical pressure," approved by the attorney general,
at a crucial point of the investigation.

Other criticism on Sunday, including from the far right, focused on the
suspects themselves.

While noting that the Duma case is "unique," Jewish Home lawmaker Moti
Yogev insisted the suspects indicted Sunday hold "a twisted worldview
according to which the murder of children will destabilize and destroy
the state and bring about redemption. This is a view that does not come
from the Torah, a view that has abandoned faith, the nation and the state."

Yogev defended the Shin Bet, saying that "the pain of the interrogations
flows from the perpetrators themselves, who sadly have thrown off all
legal, parental or rabbinic authority. This case has only pain and
sadness. Sadness for the murdered Dawabsha family; sadness for the
parents of the perpetrators, who did not raise their sons to this, felt
the pain of their interrogations and lost any hope for their future; and
sadness and pain for our religious-Zionist community, which didn’t know
how to lead these sons of ours [toward a better outcome]," Yogev said in
a statement.

Following the Duma attack, authorities launched a massive arrest
operation against radical right-wing activists. According to a list
maintained by a group of supporters on Facebook, almost 100 alleged
far-right Jewish extremists are currently either being questioned by the
Shin Bet security service, facing legal action, in jail, or subject to
IDF orders restricting their access to the West Bank.

(4) Jewish "Revolt" terror group plan to install a King, build the
Temple, & kill non-Jews

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4747848,00.html

A revolt and a king: The ideology behind Jewish terrorism

Jewish terror group believes the State of Israel has no right to exist,
and is working to overthrow the government; Arabs, they say, have no
place in Israel, and it is therefore permissible to kill them.

Yoav Zitun

  Published:

01.03.16, 17:43 / Israel News

  Members of the Jewish "Revolt" terror group believe that the State of
Israel has no right to exist and that there is no place for Arabs in the
Jewish kingdom they will establish, so it is permissible to kill them.

Several of the members of this group were indicted on Sunday morning for
the murder of the Dawabsheh family, including 21-year-old Amiram
Ben-Uliel and a 17-year-old Israeli-American teenager, as well as for
other acts of violence perpetrated against Palestinians.

The Shin Bet said Ben-Uliel admitted to planning and perpetrating the
attack, and recounted it last month during a reconstruction of the
crime. His version supported concealed evidence and other investigative
details.

The Shin Bet has arrested 23 members of the "Revolt" group since
November 25, when the investigation into the arson in Duma became known.
The group's hardcore element numbers at 30-40 people, most of whom are
between the ages of 15-24, though there are some as young as 13.

Most of the group's members reside in the Shiloh bloc and other areas in
the Samaria region of the West Bank. They have come to the area from all
over the country, and not just from the territories.

The Shin Bet says there has been an increase in the number of youths who
want to join the group in its actions since the Duma arson attack.

According to the Shin Bet, the "Revolt" group's ideology started taking
shape in October 2013. Since that time and until the Duma attack, its
members committed 11 arson attacks against Palestinians or churches.

Since the beginning of the investigation, some of the members of the
group have been indicted. Many have received administrative orders
barring them from entering the West Bank, Jerusalem, or other areas and
the Shin Bet has conducted night-time raids to arrest suspects. In
addition, several of the youth have been put under administrative house
arrest and four of them were put under administrative detention. The
Judea and Samaria District Police also established a special force to
aid the IDF in its military operations.

"Starting in October 2013, a new anti-Zionist ideology has begun taking
shape among the hilltop youth, with the objective of changing the
government 'that stops us from building the Temple, and prevents us from
reaching the true redemption,'" the Shin Bet said.

This ideology was formulated by veteran hilltop youth, including Rabbi
Meir Kahane's grandson, Meir Ettinger, who is currently under
administrative detention.

A timeline of the development and activities of the "Revolt" group A
timeline of the development and activities of the "Revolt" group

The "Revolt" group seeks to overthrow the democratic government and
establish "Jewish rule" in the land of Israel.

The Jewish state envisioned by the "Revolt" group is a monarchy that
would include religious coercion and a king who would eradicate idol
worship, build the third Temple and expel all gentiles.

The Shin Bet seized manifestos detailing the "Revolt" group's ideology:
     The State of Israel has no right to exist, and we are therefore not
bound by the rules of the game.
     Destroy everything first, and then rebuild.
     A king must be crowned after the overthrow of the government.
     Under the current foreign rule, we must set up cells in every
settlement, hill, city and yeshiva, made of 3-5 members who decide to act.
     The cell can begin with small acts. There must be no contact
between the cells.
     Don't tell, don't investigate, and don't make inquiries.
     There is no room for gentiles, particularly Arabs, to live inside
the borders of the state, and if they do not leave here it is
permissible to kill them indiscriminately - women, men and children.
     The blood of those who are not Jews will always be cheaper than the
blood of Jews.

These manifestos also detail how to commit terror attacks: "Simply break
a glass door or window, pour gasoline inside or light a Molotov cocktail
and throw it in however possible. Of course the first thing you do is
spray (graffiti) after deciding on a home to target, so as to not delay
the escape."

The Shin Bet was unable to identify a set hierarchy within the "Revolt"
group or terror cells organized by any higher authority.

"There's no need for authorization, coordination and synchronization
between the groups, and they hold their meetings all over the country,
not just in Judea and Samaria. The people who came to set fire to a
house with people inside knew they were not going to commit an arson
attack or an attempted murder - they were there to commit murder," the
Shin Bet said.

The Shin Bet also said that in recent weeks, members of the group have
been trying to find out where officials from the defense and legal
system, who are involved in the investigation, live and where their
children go to school, "in order to send a message."

"There are dozens of members who are still out there and could commit an
attack even tonight, and that is why our operations continue," the Shin
Bet said. "There's an intelligence difficulty in identifying people who
leave their homes, march for 700 meters, and decide to commit an attack
in a village using simple measures."

"Some of these people have cut ties with their families, and are living
a simple life in outposts, herding sheep and doing agricultural work.
They learned how not to cooperate in interrogations and pray instead of
cooperating," the Shin Bet added.

The Shin Bet responded to claims that they have not invested sufficient
effort in combating nationally-motivated crimes committed by Jews: "We
don't drag our feet; we used all the tools at our disposal. The legal
system doesn't always treat violations of administrative orders with
enough severity, and the suspects are released over and over again. But
now there's a process to rectify the legislation, which will allow the
use of electronic bracelets inside the State of Israel."

The agency also responded to claims about the lack of transparency in
the investigation: "We appeared in court over 120 times since the end of
November to present the materials and suspicions being examined, for
supervision and approval. The claims of torture, such as sexual
harassment or the use of a Procrustean bed, are false and baseless. We
acted in our investigation out of the understanding that another attack
will lead to further escalation in the security situation."

(5) Shin Bet arrests Kahane's grandson; Hilltoppers depict President
Rivlin as a Jew-hating Nazi (like Rabin)

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4687169,00.html

Shin Bet arrests Kahane's grandson, online incitement continues

Far-right activist Meir Ettinger suspected of involvement with extremist
Jewish organization; police opens investigation into videos of
Netanyahu, Rivlin wearing Nazi uniform.

Yoav Zitun, Itay Blumental

Published:  08.04.15, 00:05 / Israel News

Far-right activist Meir Ettinger was arrested on Monday on suspicion of
involvement with an extremist Jewish organization, while police opened
an investigation into videos posted on YouTube of President Rivlin and
Prime Minister Netanyahu in Nazi uniform.

Ettinger, who was barred from entering the West Bank or Jerusalem for a
year, was arrested by the Judea and Samaria Police and transferred to
the Shin Bet for questioning.

He is the grandson of far-right late US-born rabbi Meir Kahane, who
advocated expelling Arabs from Israel and the Palestinian territories.

In a blog he runs, Ettinger wrote on Thursday, a day before the terror
attack in Duma in which a Palestinian baby was murdered, that "the truth
must be told - there is no terror organization, but there are a whole
lot of Jews, a lot more than people think, whose value-system is
completely different than that of the High Court or the Shin Bet, and
who are not bound by the laws of the state, but by much more eternal
laws, true laws."

Under the blog post titled "Terror organization," he went on to say that
"as part of the boastful statement by the Shin Bet about the
organization it 'exposed,' things I wrote in this blog several weeks ago
were quoted as things from 'the head of the organization.' To tell you
the truth, I don't know what they in the Shin Bet wanted me to organize,
and they should definitely look for other people to cast for the roles
they need in their show for the media, but this urge of the Shin Bet to
create an atmosphere, to put up appearances as if there is some
'organization' it exposed, clearly illustrates to us what those in the
Shin Bet understand and are so afraid of."

Under a veil of secrecy, new cells of "hilltop youth" have been formed
across the West Bank over the past few months. These groups seek to
commit "price tag" attacks, which they say will inflame the situation in
the Middle East, and bring redemption and the coming of the Messiah closer.

The "hilltop youth," which the Shin Bet's Jewish division nicknamed
"happy Jews," believe that exacting a price from the establishment will
allow them to form a Jewish state based on Jewish moral values that
appear in Jewish holy and literary sources.

The Israel Police has opened a criminal investigation against a man who
calls himself "Asheriko from Facebook" who posted videos on YouTube that
portray Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin in
Nazi uniform and supposedly talking in German.

The State Attorney's Office authorized the investigation "on suspicion
of insulting a public official."

The video shows Rivlin in Gestapo uniform giving the Hitler salute and
saying: "I am a bootlicking president and a self-hating hypocrite. When
Jews are murdered, I don't really care. I love licking Muslims'… I am a
Jew-hating Nazi. Sieg Heil, Sieg Heil!"

A caption at the end of the video declares: "Protest!!! Jewish blood is
not cheap. Asheriko from Facebook."

The man, who also calls himself Oshri, uploaded the videos from his home
in New York, and admitted in a conversation with Ynet that he created them.

"No one told me I'm being investigated. There is no crime in this," he
said. "I made the videos and Rivlin's photo with the kaffiyeh and Hamas'
logo."

What are you? A Kahane supporter?

"No, I'm just a secular man who has had enough of Jewish blood being
treated as cheap. There hasn't been such a fuss when the Fogel family
was slaughtered. Some Muslim was burned, probably a future terrorist, so
there's a big fuss, and our president accuses the entire Jewish nation
of the crime. It doesn't make sense. Where is the president when Jews
are murdered every other day?"

Last year, he admitted, he uploaded photos of Rivlin, then-justice
minister Tzipi Livni, then-finance minister Yair Lapid and other Israeli
officials in SS uniform, in protest of their objection to the
nationality bill. He uploaded the photos under the name "Natan Zoabi"
and accompanied them with the text: "The anti-Semites who oppose a
Jewish state in the Land of Israel."

Police also arrested Gilad Kleiner from Kiryat Malachi on Monday after
he incited against the LGBT community on Facebook on Friday, and praised
Yishai Shlissel, who is suspected of murdering 16-year-old Shira Banki
during the Jerusalem Pride Parade.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Monday that "we intend on waging an
uncompromising battle against Jewish terrorism. This is a fight for the
state's image, and we have no intention of giving up on this fight."

He talked about the cabinet's decision to allow administrative arrests
for Jewish suspects. "This is a drastic measure we will use sparingly,"
he vowed.

Tova Tzimuki, Roi Yanovsky and Ahiya Raved contributed to this report.

(6) Police investigate incitement against President Rivlin, calling him
a "traitor"


http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4686712,00.html

Police investigate social media incitement against President Rivlin

Rivlin suffers backlash on social media after speaking against the
growing incitement in Israeli society and condemning recent attacks
perpetrated by Jews.

Roi Yanovsky

Published: 08.02.15, 19:20 / Israel News

  Police opened an investigation Sunday into death threats against
President Reuven Rivlin, who has been suffering severe backlash on
social media for a speech he made condemning two recent attacks
allegedly perpetrated by Jews.

The president's remarks put him in deep water with many people, who took
to social media to express their anger at his comments.

A photoshopped image appeared on social media showing Rivlin wearing a
keffiyeh, alongside a photo with the caption "You are not my President."

Rivlin's Facebook page has since become a battleground between his
detractors and supporters.

The photo of Rivlin in a Keffiyeh with Palestinian symbols (Photo:
screengrab) The photo of Rivlin in a Keffiyeh with Palestinian symbols
(Photo: screengrab)

As a result of the complaint filed by the president's office with the
Jerusalem police, the police's national cyber unit in Lahav 443 launched
an investigation into the threats.

Rivlin received more than 11,000 likes on a status he posted Saturday
night in which he wrote, "Flames are spreading in our land, flames of
violence, flames of hatred, flames of false, distorted and twisted
beliefs." He continued to say, "We must put out the flames, the
incitement, before they destroy us all."

Not everyone agreed with the statement, "You are a terrorist in the
government," one user posted in a comment. He later added, "Go live in
Gaza." Another poster asserted that, "You are not my president, you are
an enemy of Judaism!!!"

Among other comments were: "You are a traitor to your people"; "I wish
all of the world's suffering on you"; "Wow Ahmed Rivlin, you make me
sick!!"; "You have become a total Arab, huh?"

In the face of the harsh comments, there were many posters who supported
Rivlin's message. "I'm proud that you are my president, and ashamed to
read these incitements against you," one poster commented.

Rivlin visiting the victims in the hosptial (Photo: Moti Kimchi) Rivlin
visiting the victims in the hosptial (Photo: Moti Kimchi)

During Saturday's rally in Jerusalem Rivlin said: "We cannot extinguish
the fire through denial. In order to truly extinguish the flames we need
to be much more focused and assertive. We must be thorough and clear,
starting with the education system, to law enforcement, and all the way
up to the leadership of the state, and the nation. We must choke the
fire, the incitement, before it catches us."

Rivlin said he visited slain Palestinian baby Ali Dawabsheh's
four-year-old brother, hospitalized at Tel HaShomer with burns on 60
percent of his body, and felt "ashamed."

"I was horrified by the power of hate. I was embarrassed that a nation
which knew the murders of Shalhevet Pass, the Fogel family, Adele Biton,
Eyal, Gil-ad, Naftali, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, there are still those whose
hands do not hesitate to light fire to the flesh of a baby, and to
increase the hatred and terror."

(7) Hilltoppers manual tells how to set fire to a Palestinian house

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/03/world/middleeast/israeli-justice-is-seen-to-be-often-uneven-among-palestinian-cases.html?_r=0

Israeli Justice in West Bank Is Seen as Often Uneven

By ISABEL KERSHNERAUG. 2, 2015

JERUSALEM — The how-to manual in Hebrew reads like a chilling premonition.

Among its recommendations, how to set fire to a Palestinian house:
"Stock up with a petrol bomb, preferably of a liter and a half; a
lighter; gloves; a mask; a crowbar/hammer; a bag to carry it all. When
you get to the village, search for a house with an open door or window
without bars."

The instructions were recently found stored on a mobile device in the
car of a Jewish extremist. The text was publicized by Israel’s internal
security agency, Shin Bet, on July 29 — two days before the deadly arson
attack in the West Bank village of Duma that killed a Palestinian
toddler, Ali Dawabsheh, and severely burned his parents and his
4-year-old brother.

The extremist, Moshe Orbach, who is accused of writing the manual, has
been charged with incitement to violence and terrorism. Yet after a
court hearing on Sunday, Mr. Orbach, 24, was released to house arrest
pending a ruling on a request by state prosecutors to keep him detained
until trial. He is home on bail, under parental supervision and barred
from using the Internet.

Israeli leaders have condemned the firebombing of the Dawabsheh home,
believed to be the work of Jewish extremists who left behind Hebrew
graffiti, as an act of terrorism, and it has stirred a rare outpouring
of self-reproach and soul-searching among Israelis across the political
spectrum.

But it has also reinforced the sense that Israeli law-enforcement
authorities have for years acted with laxness and leniency toward
Israeli citizens.

The arson came on the heels of an attack by an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man
who stabbed six participants in Jerusalem’s annual Gay Pride Parade, a
month after he was released from prison after finishing a sentence for
stabbing three participants during the same event in 2005. Shira Banki,
16, the most severely wounded victim in this year’s attack, died on Sunday.

Israeli and Palestinian critics have long contended that the Israeli
authorities treat Jewish perpetrators of violence with kid gloves
compared with the harsh measures taken against Palestinians suspected of
similar crimes against Israelis.

The recent events may serve as a watershed for Israel as it faces the
quandary that much of the West has dealt with since Sept. 11, 2001: how
a state can maintain democratic values while effectively fighting
anti-democratic forces and terrorism within its own population.

Gadi Shamni, a former military commander for Israel in the West Bank, is
calling for a "root canal" treatment. He told Israel Radio on Sunday
that Israel’s battle against extremists like those who set fire to the
Dawabsheh house should be the same as that against Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

In an initial step toward change, the security cabinet on Sunday
approved the use by the security services of "all means at their
disposal" to bring the Duma perpetrators to justice and to prevent
similar acts.

The cabinet also instructed that "draft legislation on the fight against
terrorism be urgently advanced" in Parliament.

Years of sporadic attacks by Jewish extremists against Palestinians and
their property — known as "price tag," a doctrine meant to deter Israeli
authorities from taking action against settlements — have resulted in
few convictions.

Security officials have cited as obstacles a lack of legal tools for
dealing with Jewish suspects; their silence in interrogations — one
detainee refused to do anything but sing for two weeks, an official
said; and the difficulty of gathering evidence that will hold up in court.

"I ask myself all the time: Where are the teachers, where are the
educators, where are the parents, where are the rabbis?" said Menachem
Landau, a former deputy chief of Shin Bet, in an interview on Sunday
with Israel Radio, denouncing the lack of cooperation on the ground.


"Nobody will convince me that the two or three or four or whoever who
carried out the Duma attack — that nobody around them knows about it,"
Mr. Landau added.

"The moment they declare this a terror organization," he said, referring
to price tag perpetrators, "all the rules of the game change. They can
deal with them the way they deal with Palestinian terrorism."

Israel has made wide use of administrative detention without charge or
trial — a draconian measure — against Palestinian suspects in the
occupied West Bank, who are subject to Israeli military law and
emergency regulations left over from the British Mandate.

Israel’s security services closely monitor Palestinian activities in
what Alex Fishman, the military affairs analyst of the popular newspaper
Yediot Aharonot, describes as " ‘basic coverage,’ which involves
collecting information about schools, mosques and entire communities."

But when it comes to the Jewish sector, Mr. Fishman said, the Shin Bet
"doesn’t want to spy on Jews, and the political echelon would never
dream of allowing it to build ‘basic coverage’ about yeshivas, rabbis,
religious and cultural institutions, regional councils."

Traditionally, the Shin Bet has typically acted with constraint in
dealing with Jewish citizens. In a rare briefing last year, an Israeli
security official said that preventing price tag-type attacks entirely
was not possible in a democracy because "it really means getting into
people’s thoughts."

Yohanan Plesner, the president of the Israel Democracy Institute, a
nonpartisan research center, said in an interview that with Jewish
terrorism becoming more common and more lethal, "We need to come up with
a different set of legal tools that will help us deal with this new
situation, and a new enforcement policy."

He listed administrative detention, surveillance and more widely
available use of electronic handcuffing as examples.

"We do not want to live in a police state," Mr. Plesner said. "The
caution is respected and understood. But the government also has a
responsibility toward all the citizens under its jurisdiction. We need
to change the balance between these two values."

The Israel Religious Action Center, a legal advocacy arm of the Israel
Movement for Progressive Judaism, said that the attorney general had so
far adopted "an extremely restrictive policy" when it comes to ordering
investigations or filing charges in cases of potentially inciting
statements made by Orthodox rabbis that they claim are based on
religious law.

The group said it had been arguing a petition in Israel’s High Court of
Justice since 2012 demanding the prosecution of the rabbis who wrote
"The King’s Torah," a book that condones the killing of non-Jews,
including babies — so far to no avail.

The manual found in Mr. Orbach’s car, titled "Kingdom of Evil," offers
detailed advice about how to attack mosques, churches and Palestinian
homes, as well as how to beat Arabs and render them unconscious.

The Shin Bet revealed the manual’s existence when it announced the
arrest of Mr. Orbach and four other members of a Messianic Jewish
network suspected of having carried out an arson attack in June that
severely damaged the Church of the Multiplication at a revered Christian
holy site near the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel.

The agency said that the shadowy network had been operating since 2013
and "holds to an extremist ideology that aspires to change the regime
and bring about the redemption via various stages of action."

A version of this article appears in print on August 3, 2015, on page A4
of the New York edition with the headline: Israeli Justice Is Seen to Be
Often Uneven .

(8) Arson Suspect charged in Galilee Church Burning

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.671187

Arson Suspect in Galilee Church Torching Charged With Sedition

Rishon Letzion court adds new charge against Moshe Orbach, who allegedly
set fire to the Church of the Loaves and Fishes.

Noa Shpigel Aug 14, 2015 2:56 PM

The Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes, following the
June, 2015 arson attack.Gil Eliyahu

The Rishon Letzion Magistrate’s Court added new charges to an
indictment, including the charge of sedition, against a right-wing
extremist initially arrested in connection with the arson attack on the
Church of the Loaves and Fishes on the Sea of Galilee last month.

The suspect,  Moshe Orbach, 24, from Bnai Brak, was arrested after a
document was found in his possession, which he wrote, detailing ways to
harm Arabs. He was indicted in the Nazareth Magistrate’s Court on
charges of possession of material inciting violence and terror. However,
after it emerged that the Nazareth court had no jurisdiction over Orbach
because the offenses with which he was charged were committed in central
Israel, he was released to house arrest.

The amended indictment now includes a charge of possession of racist
materials and the relatively rare charge – acts of sedition – punishable
by five years in prison. The court remanded Orbach Thursday until the
end of proceedings against him.

Judge Menahem Mizrahi ruled that there was "a reasonable concern that if
freed the respondent would endanger public safety," adding that the
document Orbach wrote calling for harm to Arabs "was not written by a
person expressing his inner thoughts, musing with hopes for the future,
but rather a clear concrete prescription how to commit extreme violence."

The indictment contains new details about the document Orbach wrote,
which is called "The Kingdom of Evil." The indictment notes that the
document was "created to give rise to conflict and enmity between the
Jewish and the Muslim and Christian Arab public in Israel." The
indictment states that the document’s content shows it was directed at a
Jewish audience, "seeking, in an extremist religious context, to carry
out acts of violent terror against the members of other religions. The
suspect created the document to distribute it among this target
audience." The indictment notes that considering the intended audience
and its content, the document’s publication could have led "to the real
possibility that the acts might indeed be carried out."

Orbach’s lawyer, Yuval Zemer, commented Thursday that the decision to
stiffen the indictment contained a number of legal mistakes, "both in
the matter of the quality of the evidence and the legal issues in
principle." Zemer said he would appeal to the District Court.

(9) Duma arson attack - "Long live King Messiah"

Noa Shpigel

Haaretz Correspondent

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duma_arson_attack

The Israeli investigators and international observers immediately
suspected Jewish extremists of committing the attack.[9][17][18][19][20]
Several young men alleged to have been instigators were not native-born
Israelis but came from American immigrant families.[21] A manual of
incitement written by Moshe Orbach, an Israeli from Bnai Brak, entitled
"Kingdom of Evil," which provides details on how to set fire to mosques,
churches and Palestinian homes, has also been mentioned in connection
with the Duma attack.[22]

Israeli police initially suspected that the arson was a price tag attack
by "extremist Israeli settlers"; some speculated that it might have been
undertaken in retaliation for the demolition by the IDF of Jewish
settlement structures in Beit El, 'the flagship of the ideological
settler movement,'[18] some time earlier.[23]

In the Hebrew graffiti, the usual signature of "price tag" (Heb: "Tag
Mechir") is lacking, and in its stead the slogans "Revenge," and "Long
live King Messiah," (Heb: "Yechi Hamelech Hamashiach ") were scrawled.
The latter is the motto of the messianist wing of the Chabad-Lubavitch
Hasidic movement.[18][24] In addition, a resident told a reporter that
he saw attackers fleeing towards the Israeli settlement of Ma'ale
Efrayim.[25] Police requested information from the public as they sought
to identify the arsonists.[24]

When suspicion fell on West Bank Jewish extremists, Morton Klein of the
Zionist Organization of America alleged that Jews were being "falsely
accused" of carrying out the attack, and he instead accused it as being
the work of other Palestinians, as part of "an 18-year-old feud between
Arab clans" in the village.[20] Israeli Knesset member Oren Hazan,
referencing a later separate fire at the house of a brother of Saad
Dawabsheh that the Israeli and Palestinian authorities have reported to
be unrelated to the arson attack, called for an investigation as he
believed that the second fire may indicate that the arson was not
committed by Israeli extremists.[26]

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu claimed on 30 August 2015 on Ynet that "The way of
terror is not our [Jews] way". Later he claimed; "only someone who lacks
knowledge in the nuances of the religious community would make such a
mistake and assume that "Tag Mechir" activists will write "Yechi
Hamelech Hamashiach" ("Long live King Messiah").[27]

On 8 September 2015, a senior Israel Defense Forces officer told the
media, that Israel "know[s] unequivocally that this is an act of Jewish
terror."[28] On 9 September 2015, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon
issued a statement that said "there is a high probability that those
responsible for the attack in Duma are part of a very extreme group of
Jews" but that there is not yet enough evidence to arrest any
suspects.[2][29] Ya'alon also told a group of Likud activists that the
identities of the arsonists are known to the defense establishment but
that charges would not yet be brought to protect the identity of their
sources.[30] Later Ya’alon clarified that security forces have only a
"general idea" of who is responsible for the deadly firebombing attack
... calling on reporters to take a wait and see approach to the
case".[31] Ya'alon said the attack hurt the state of Israel and the
settlement movement specifically and mentioned that "It is necessary to
know that most of those extreme right wing activists are not residents
of Judea and Samaria and they definitely don't represent the
settler-communities over there."[32] According to Sara Hirschhorn,
settler rabbis and the leaders of American immigrant communities in the
West Bank have been muted in their responses to the detention of
suspects associated with their communities.[21]

On 3 December 2015, it was cleared for publication that a number of
Jewish suspects had been arrested in connection with the attack.[33][34]
The UN envoy criticized the "slow progress" in Israel's investigation.[35]

Haaretz reported that the suspects were subjected to harsh interrogation
methods after the investigation hit a dead end. According to unnamed
sources, Israeli Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein approved the use of
these methods, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was not informed of
this until after the fact. In response to the allegations, Deputy
Attorney-General Raz Nizri met with the detainees.[36]

On 11 December 2015, one of the suspects was released to house arrest.[37]

Despite acknowledging that the attack was "clearly a Jewish" one, and
that Israeli authorities knew "who is responsible" for it, Israeli
Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said that there is "not enough evidence"
to detain or prosecute the suspects.[38] The comments were decried by
Palestinian rights groups, who noticed the swiftness of Israeli military
actions against Palestinian suspects of attacks against Israeli targets,
and accused the Israeli government of condoning settler violence.[39]

On December 15, the Israeli High Court of Justice denied a petition that
the government take immediate "legal steps against the Dawabsheh
family's murders".[39]

On the evening of the 17'th of December 2015, Mako reported [40] about a
petition to leak the names of arrested people, within a few hours "?????
?? ????? ????" (in other sources '???? ????' Duma-Youth ) leaked 100
names that had been allegedly held by security services giving three
categories ( administrative detention, custody and under active
integration by the Shabak). rotter news reported that the list is not
credible as they believe the names are not connected to the
investigation.[41]

On January 3, 2016, two suspects were indicted. One of them, 21-year-old
Amiram Ben-Uliel, was charged with murder. The second, a minor whose
identity was withheld due to regulations exempting minors suspected of
criminal acts from being publicly named, was charged as an
accessory.[42] The motive was the revenge for the of murder of Malachi
Rosenfeld by Palestinians, near Duma, in June 2015[43][44]The
indictments also included charges of membership in the "Revolt" group,
who reportedly was founded in October 2013, and aimed to carry out
terror acts against Palestinians, stir chaos in Israel, and bring about
war betwen Arabs and Jews. The purpose was to cause the collapse of
Israel's democracy to make way for a state ruled by a Jewish King
according to Halachaic law.[45][46][47][48][49][50][51][52]  [...]

(10) West Bank close to boiling point
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4688706,00.html

West Bank inches closer to boiling point

The rising tensions are evident everywhere. In Meir Ettinger's
fanaticism; in Palestinian villages where night watchmen groups are
formed; in Givat Ronen outpost where 'the most hotheaded guys are
drawn,' and in the police, where investigators are trying to solve the
arson in Duma and prepare for possible Jewish retaliation.

Oded Shalom and Elior Levy

Published:  08.08.15, 12:33 / Israel News

Huda Kumail was very emotional as she led us to the door that saved her
life and the life of her daughters. Nine months have passed since that
night. The house has been renovated since, the soot and the traces of
the fire have been erased, the hateful graffiti cleaned from the wall.
And only the trauma, the heart that beats fast, and the anxiety pills
that accompany Kumail everywhere in a white nylon bag, are left as evidence.

Kumail lives in a stone house with a fig tree in the yard, rich with
fruit, at the northwest end of the village where she was born, Khirbet
Abu Falah. There are two more houses nearby, but they are not populated.
She's 54 years old and a widow, a mother of seven children, most of
which have married and left home, while three daughters still live with her.

It was raining that night and a small light came from Kumail's house. "I
woke up because of noise in the yard," she says, and even though the
house is cool and the fan is pointed in her direction, she starts sweating.

"I woke the girls up because I thought it's burglars, but we didn't see
anything. We went back to bed to sleep, but several minutes later I
heard noise again. All of a sudden, I heard blows on the window and
front door. I yelled 'who's there?' and no one answered. I ran to the
girls and woke them up again and we went to the living room to lock the
door separating us and the porch. We heard the sound of breaking glass
and started panicking. I thought it might be the army and I yelled 'who
is it? Who is it?' but no one answered.

"We ran inside the room. I turned off the electricity and it became
dark. They tried to break the living room's iron door and we started
crying. We were terrified. We heard people talking in Hebrew but we
couldn't understand a word because we don't understand Hebrew. We cried
for help and suffocating black smoke started coming from the entrance.
My daughter called the neighbors and one of them came running, yelling
to us that the Jews escaped, and that he was calling the Fire
Department. I was so stressed I didn't know what to do. We started
coughing and then I remembered there is a door in the kitchen that leads
outside. We went out with shirts covering our faces. Follow me, here in
the kitchen, do you see the door? This is the door we used to escape the
burning house."

Photos taken after the fire was put out show only soot and destruction.
The fire got hold of every part of the porch, including the walls and
flooring, and it was fortunate it did not spread into the house.

The army and Israel Police files list the date of the arson: November
23, 2014. Three months later, in early March, Meir Ettinger was arrested
at the Sha'ar Binyamin Industrial Zone by detectives from the
nationalistic crime unit in the police's Judea and Samaria district.

The official reason was that he was suspected of being involved in the
arson at the Kumail family home in Khirbet Abu Falah, and he was taken
for questioning at the Ma'ale Adumim police station. There was no
evidence against him, only intelligence. At the end of the short
interrogation, during which he was asked questions but refused to
answer, he received an administrative restraining order barring him from
Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem.

What differentiate the arson in Khirbet Abu Falah and the horrifying
results of the arson at the Dawabsheh family home in Duma last Friday is
a back door and the fact the arsonists made noise in the yard. The
murder of baby Ali and his father Saed and the critical wounding of his
mother and big brother were just the latest in a series of many other
cases of arson at Palestinian homes, which only miraculously ended
without casualties.

This week, as we followed in the footsteps of the attack in Duma, we
also visited the home of Khaled Dar-Khalil from the village of Sinjil
north of Ramallah, which was also set on fire a year and a half ago.

Dar-Khalil told us about the minutes of horror he, his wife, and their
five children endured until they were rescued from the burning house by
Palestinian firefighters from Birzeit. After that night, Dar-Khalil
erected a high iron fence that makes the house look like a cage. Abed,
his youngest son, barely four years old, who suffered paralyzing fear
that night, became mute. [...]

'The 'caliphates' are fighting us'

After the state issued an administrative restraining order against
Ettinger in March, attorney Adi Kedar from Honenu appealed the order to
the High Court of Justice. Eventually, the appeal was rejected and the
order remained in place, but even before the judges made their decision,
they received a letter from Ettinger.

"Two weeks ago, I received a restraining order barring me from my home
in Givat Sneh Ya'akov near the holy city of Nablus. This order forces me
to leave my home, the righteous Jacob's land, my parents’ house in the
holy city of Jerusalem, the city of the Temple, and my in-laws' house in
Shiloh, where the Tabernacle resided thousands of years before the
strange and bizarre laws that this court adheres to were made," he wrote.

"Unfortunately, the Land of Israel is dominated by a government that is
not loyal to the laws of Torah and the commandments, to whom the
sanctity of the Land of Israel is foreign, and the fact it is called a
Jewish state is merely lip service. This is the situation that brought
me to stand here, in front of this court, that in my eyes is the same as
those who are barring me from my home and the land of my ancestors,
whose goal is to promote assimilation and erase the unique nature of the
people of Israel, and to whom the state's security is not the same as
the security of Jews...

"This court calls itself a high court of justice, but to us it is the
symbol of the injustice and the theft of the name 'Israel'... the order
I received cites 'reasons of state security and public safety.' This is
the time to say - it is not I who destroyed Israel, but you who sit
here, and your predecessors, who endanger the Jews' security over and
over again..."

Three days after receiving the restraining order, Ettinger gave an
interview to "HaKol HaYehudi" website.

"I didn't get this order because I'm suspected of murder or robbing
banks, but because we all want to see the Kingdom of Israel rise here as
soon as possible," he said, and then elaborated: "We don't recognize the
authority of the government that controls the Land of Israel today, to
tell us what to do and how to do it... We shouldn't even pay heed to the
persecution and the restrictions they put on us. We must act with all of
our might to change the situation and do everything we can to form the
Kingdom of Israel." [...]

The Shin Bet said in response that "Meir Ettinger's interrogation is
done according to law and under legal supervision. His claims are
fictitious and baseless."

(11) Kahane's grandson's plan to spark a revolt, build Temple, expel Arabs

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4687342,00.html

Kahane's grandson's plan to spark a revolt and bring down Israel

Far-right activist Meir Ettinger was arrested by the Shin Bet, which
says he developed a plan called 'the revolt', designed to inflame
tensions and cause anarchy in order to hasten the end of days.

Itay Blumenthal

Published:  08.04.15, 12:00 / Israel News

  Meir Ettinger, who was arrested on Monday by the Shin Bet, was accused
by the security service of heading a cell planning to commit a series of
violent acts against Palestinians as part of a plan he branded "the revolt".

Ettinger, considered the Shin Bet's Jewish division's number one target,
was arrested at his apartment in Safed. He is the grandson of far-right
late US-born rabbi Meir Kahane, who advocated expelling Arabs from
Israel and the Palestinian territories.

According to his worldview, violence must be committed in order to light
the flames of conflict and cause the Israeli government to collapse.
Anarchy would follow, and then a new order could be created.

"The meaning of bringing down the state is toppling the structure of the
state and its ability to rule, and to build a new institution," wrote
Ettinger in a document outlining his plan.

"To this end, we must work outside of the rules of the institution we
want to bring down.

"If the 'contractor' sees there is a regime and keeps him from carrying
out the mission, and the mission must be carried out, he must think now
how to topple the regime that's stopping him from building the Temple,
which is preventing us from attaining full and true salvation," read the
document.

"The idea of the revolt is very simple," continued Ettinger. "Israel has
many 'weak points', subjects people tiptoe around so as not to cause
riots. What we will do is simply 'spark' all these powder kegs, all the
questions and the contradictions between Judaism and democracy. Between
the Jewish character and the secular character, without fearing the
results. Disturbing the ability to rule the country. That's the main
part of the revolt's 'vort' (word) to break the rules and the entire
status quo."

The document went on: "When you do this, you have to pay attention to
the difference between 'breaking' the state, which is an action that
doesn't pay enough attention to what is left of the fragments, and
'dismantling', which is the same action, only gentler and particularly
careful. That is, ultimately the goal is disturbing the foundations of
the state until the point where the Jews are forced to decide whether
they want to take part in the revolution or in suppressing the revolt,
because it will not be possible to ignore it or continue to sit and do
nothing, because in practice the revolt will not permit the state's
existence in the same way."

Ettinger was born in Jerusalem to Mordechai Ettinger, a rabbi at the Har
Hamor and Ateret Kohanim yeshivas in Jerusalem, and Tova, the daughter
of Rabbi Meir Kahane, the founder of the outlawed Kach movement. He got
married in October 2014.

"I've lost the energy for it," Tova Ettinger told Ynet on Monday
following her son's arrest.

Ettinger embarked on this path six years ago in the outpost of Ramat
Magron, which was eventually evacuated, and with time became a
well-known figure. He has previously encountered security forces in
several incidents, such as when he entered Joseph's Tombin Nablus
despite not being approved, and involvement in collecting information on
security forces planning to evacuate West Bank outposts, which led to
more than six months of detention for Ettinger.

At this point, he met friends from the Od Yosef Chai yeshiva in Yitzhar,
and began to be drawn to Hasidic-messianic ideas about hastening
salvation through deeds. The president of the yeshiva is Rabbi Yitzchak
Ginsburgh, a controversial figure who has been arrested for a series of
publications about Arabs, including pamphlets stating that Arabs have no
right to live in Israel.

According to the Shin Bet, Ettinger has continued to radicalize since
then, and is at the head of a new organization, which was responsible
for the arson at the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish
in June.

Ettinger denied in a blog post that he was the chief of a Jewish terror
organization: "To tell you the truth, I don't know what they in the Shin
Bet wanted me to organize, and they should definitely look for other
people to cast for the roles they need in their show for the media, but
this urge of the Shin Bet to create an atmosphere, to put up appearances
as if there is some 'organization' it exposed, clearly illustrates to us
what those in the Shin Bet understand and are so afraid of," he wrote.

Attorney Yuval Zemer, who represents Ettinger, said he felt the arrest
was more a matter of public relations than a true investigation.

(12) Israel struggles to crack down on Jewish extremists
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/09/07/middleeast/israel-right-wing-jewish-extremism/

By Oren Liebermann

Updated 0853 GMT (1553 HKT) September 8, 2015

Palestinians guard against extremist attacks

(CNN)On an exposed hill outside of Qusra, a small Palestinian village in
the West Bank, a dozen volunteers huddle around a fire, passing around
hot coffee and tea.

Their homes are a short walk away, but the men will not leave this hill
until dawn. From here, they can see their village and its surroundings.
It is the best place to spot an attack. And the most recent attacks,
carried out by suspected Jewish extremists, have come in the middle of
the night.

Armed with flashlights and sticks, men in small teams patrol the roads
and the outskirts of town, looking for people or vehicles they don't
recognize. If they spot something suspicious, they will alert the town
through the mosque speakers.

"We coordinate together when we see suspicious people walking around or
a suspicious car driving in the village, so we can wake up the people,"
says Abdulhakim Wade, one of the men who volunteers as a lookout.

They have reason to worry. In late July, just a short drive away,
suspected Jewish extremists firebombed a Palestinian home in Duma,
killing an 18-month-old toddler. Both his parents later died from their
injuries, and their 4-year-old son remains in critical condition at the
hospital.

'Price tag' attacks

It was part of a series of attacks on Palestinians and Christians, often
in response to what Jewish extremists view as events that go against
Jewish settlers in the West Bank.

They are called "price tag" attacks, because the attackers spray paint
the words "price tag" or "revenge" in Hebrew at the site of the attack.

Just days before the firebombing, the Israeli government bulldozed an
illegal building in the Jewish settlement of Bet El, not far from Duma.

Yaakov Perry, a lawmaker and the former head of the Israel Security
Agency, says it is difficult for the country's security establishment to
stop "price tag" attacks.

He wants the government to treat "price tag" attacks as terrorism.

"Then the whole system -- gathering the intelligence, interrogating
them, spotting them, and the punishment -- would be much more
effective," he argues.

While the Israeli government has not defined "price tag" attacks as
terror, it did crack down on Jewish extremists, many of whom are from
West Bank settlements, after the firebombing. In an extraordinary step,
authorities arrested and held several Jewish extremists without charge,
a move regularly used against Palestinians, but very rarely against
Israelis.

And Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called the attack on Duma an
"act of terrorism."

The Revolt

One of those detainees is Meir Ettinger, the grandson of Meir Kahane, a
Brooklyn rabbi who moved to Israel and founded the ultra-right-wing Kach
party.

The party was banned as a terrorist organization after one of its
followers, Baruch Goldstein, killed 29 Muslim worshippers and wounded
150 more in Hebron in 1994.

Ettinger, 23, wrote a manifesto called "The Revolt," in which he called
for overthrowing the Israeli government and replacing it with Jewish
law, called halakhah.

"The state of Israel has many weak points, topics which you walk on the
edge of a tight rope in order not to cause a disturbance. What we will
do is simply ignite all those barrels of explosives, all the questions
and the contradictions between Judaism and democracy, between Judaism
and secularism, and not be afraid of the results," wrote Ettinger.

Israel's Defense Minister, Moshe Ya'alon, signed an order holding
Ettinger on administrative detention, without charge or trial, for six
months.

'If he is a terrorist, indict him'

But bringing Ettinger and other Jewish extremists to trial has not been
easy.

"The system has no evidence that Meir Ettinger preached to use violence
for the revolt," says Itzhak Bam, an attorney representing one of the
men detained with Ettinger. "And therefore, no law prohibits Meir
Ettinger's activities."

Bam often works for Honenu, an Israeli organization that has provided
legal aid to those accused of Jewish extremist attacks. Bam is currently
representing Mordechai Meyer, an extremist held on administrative
detention, like Ettinger.

"They are either unable or unwilling to prove all those arguments in the
court. They say, 'Well, he is a terrorist.' OK, if he is a terrorist,
indict him. They are unwilling or unable to indict. They don't want to
argue the case in the open court. They don't want to allow him all the
defenses Israeli citizens have in criminal procedures," Bam charges.

'Kingdom of Evil'

In June, Jewish extremists torched the Benedictine Church of
Multiplication in Northern Israel, near the site where the New Testament
says Jesus walked on water.

The Israel Security Agency charged a number of extremists over the
arson, including Moshe Orbach. The ISA says Orbach, 24, wrote a manual
called "Kingdom of Evil" in which he explained how to create a firebomb
and the difference between setting a home on fire and setting a mosque
on fire. "Bring a lot of petrol," he wrote.

But for authorities, stopping the attacks is a challenge. The extremists
are loosely organized, according to Perry, and there may be no more than
a few dozen of them. They work in small teams and are only vaguely
connected, making it hard to gather intelligence about all of the
extremists at once.

"You cannot define it as an organization," Perry says, "and that's one
of the main difficulties of the Israeli defense system, the Israeli
security system, to catch them."

Prime Minister Netanyahu has vowed to catch the people responsible for
these latest attacks, but his promises ring hollow in villages like
Qusra, where the villages say another attack is more likely than another
arrest.

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(13) Rabbi Eliyahu advocates carpet bombing Gaza. Says OK to kill
non-Jews to save Jews

http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Eliyahu-advocates-carpet-bombing-Gaza

Eliyahu advocates carpet bombing Gaza

Says there is no moral prohibition against killing civilians to save
Jews. Eliyahu advocates carpet bombing Gaza

(photo credit:Courtesy)

All civilians living in Gaza are collectively guilty for Kassam attacks
on Sderot, former Sephardi chief rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu has written in
a letter to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Eliyahu ruled that there was
absolutely no moral prohibition against the indiscriminate killing of
civilians during a potential massive military offensive on Gaza aimed at
stopping the rocket launchings. The letter, published in Olam Katan
[Small World], a weekly pamphlet to be distributed in synagogues
nationwide this Friday, cited the biblical story of the Shechem massacre
(Genesis 34) and Maimonides' commentary (Laws of Kings 9, 14) on the
story as proof texts for his legal decision. According to Jewish war
ethics, wrote Eliyahu, an entire city holds collective responsibility
for the immoral behavior of individuals. In Gaza, the entire populace is
responsible because they do nothing to stop the firing of Kassam
rockets. The former chief rabbi also said it was forbidden to risk the
lives of Jews in Sderot or the lives of IDF soldiers for fear of
injuring or killing Palestinian noncombatants living in Gaza. Eliyahu
could not be reached for an interview. However, Eliyahu's son, Shmuel
Eliyahu, who is chief rabbi of Safed, said his father opposed a ground
troop incursion into Gaza that would endanger IDF soldiers. Rather, he
advocated carpet bombing the general area from which the Kassams were
launched, regardless of the price in Palestinian life. "If they don't
stop after we kill 100, then we must kill a thousand," said Shmuel
Eliyahu. "And if they do not stop after 1,000 then we must kill 10,000.
If they still don't stop we must kill 100,000, even a million. Whatever
it takes to make them stop." In the letter, Eliyahu quoted from Psalms.
"I will pursue my enemies and apprehend them and I will not desist until
I have eradicated them." Eliyahu wrote that "This is a message to all
leaders of the Jewish people not to be compassionate with those who
shoot [rockets] at civilians in their houses."

(14) Demolition policy — only for houses of Arab terrorists, not Jewish
terrorists

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/01/demolition-palestinian-terrorists-jewish-undeground.html

Why isn't IDF razing homes of Jewish terrorists?

"Fathers shall not be put to death for their sons, nor shall sons be put
to death for their fathers; everyone shall be put to death for his own
sin." (Deuteronomy 24:16)

Summary Family members of Jewish terrorists can rest assured that the
Israeli government won't subject them to the same policy of demolitions
as punishment it uses against Palestinians.

Author Akiva Eldar Posted January 7, 2016

TranslatorRuti Sinai

Amiram Ben-Uliel was charged this week with the July murder of the
Dawabsha family in the West Bank village of Douma. If convicted,
Ben-Uliel, 21, who is married and a new father, will likely spend the
coming years behind bars. If he is granted furloughs, he will be able to
visit his Jerusalem apartment and his parents’ home in the settlement of
Karmei Tsur. The Ben-Uliel family’s neighbors needn’t fear that
explosives experts will come to their neighborhood or that the force of
a blast will crack their walls and shatter their windows. The neighbors
of Yosef Haim Ben-David, accused of killing Palestinian teenager
Mohammed Abu Khdeir in July 2014, needn’t worry, either. If Ben-David is
convicted, he can expect life imprisonment, but his family home will
remain intact. And that’s for the best.

These two vicious terror attacks set off waves of violence that have
resulted in the deaths of dozens of Israelis and Palestinians. And we
have not seen the end of it.

On Jan. 4, the prime minister declared on the Knesset podium that
"Terror is terror is terror." It stands to reason, then, that the law is
the law is the law. And the law says that a punishment shall be a
punishment shall be a punishment. But that is not the case in the West
Bank's Areas B and C, under Israel’s military control, and in Area A,
under Palestinian Authority control. Also, despite Jerusalem being under
Israeli law (and not military law), only the families of Palestinian
attackers are losing their homes in the eastern part of the city. The
families of Jewish perpetrators are not. Last November, the Israel
Defense Forces blew up four houses in the Palestinian city of Nablus and
in the village of Silwad. They were the residences of the four men
charged with the Oct. 1 murder of the Henkins near the settlement of
Itamar, and the June 29 murder of Malachi Rosenfeld in the Binyamin
region (none of them, just like Ben-Uliel and Ben-David, have been
convicted yet). Old people and babies were thrown out of their homes
into the rain and cold. The parents paid for the sins of their sons.

In a December 2014 ruling on home demolitions, Supreme Court Justice
Noam Solberg discussed the claim that the government practices
discrimination on the grounds of nationality in its use of Emergency
Regulations, a legacy of the British Mandate in Palestine, to demolish
these homes.

"While one cannot deny that there are, indeed, incidents of attacks by
Jews against Arabs," the judge wrote. Solberg cited the "terrible murder
of Mohammed Abu-Khdeir, not to mention the shocking murder of the
Dawabsha family members." Nonetheless, Solberg argued that there is no
justification for equal rulings against an Arab terrorist and a Jewish
terrorist, saying that whereas Jews aren’t incited to attack Arabs and
condemn such acts "across the board" and in a determined and assertive
manner, the same cannot be said of the other side. Therefore, the judge
explained, "In the Jewish sector there is no need for such broad
deterrence, which is the purpose of house demolitions."

Does the Jewish population, unlike the Palestinian one, indeed firmly
and assertively denounce Jewish terrorists, as Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu often says? Is it true that Jews don't incite? They would do
well to peek occasionally at the social networks and glance at the
online commentary, which daily calls for "death to Arabs," encourages
revenge attacks, curses the name of the Prophet Muhammad and incites
against Arab soccer players. Let's not forget the prime minister’s
unforgettable words on the last election day that "Arab voters are
coming out in droves to the polls."

It would be interesting to hear what the honorable justice and the prime
minister would say if a Palestinian terrorist had gotten his own
national television show, been appointed editor of a newspaper or become
a columnist for important newspapers. Human rights activists and members
of watchdog organizations will soon be required to wear a badge
identifying themselves when visiting the Knesset. But absent a similar
law requiring convicted terrorists to wear a badge, few viewers of the
Knesset Channel and readers of the newspapers Makor Rishon and Maariv
will remember that the TV anchor and opinion writer Haggai Segal (Makor
Rishon's editor-in-chief) is a terrorist convicted of causing grievous
harm, illegal weapons possession and membership in a terror
organization. Segal was arrested in 1984 with other members of the
Jewish Underground and sentenced to five years in prison, two of them
suspended. He ended up serving two years.

The Jewish zealots embarking on arson sprees in Palestinian villages are
inspired by the legends of the Jewish Underground active in the 1980s.
They remember that then-President Chaim Herzog couldn't withstand the
political and public pressure exerted on him and granted clemency to the
Jewish Underground prisoners, including those sentenced to life in
prison for murdering three Palestinian students and for maiming two West
Bank mayors. Herzog commuted their sentences three times. With their
time further shortened for good behavior, they were released from prison
after seven years.

Along with the moral issue of punishing parents (and often neighbors as
well) for the sins of their grown children, discrimination in
punishments for nationalist crimes and the questionable legality of
demolition as a punishment, there is disagreement over its effectiveness
as a deterrence. Haaretz military analyst Amos Harel wrote in 2005 that
the IDF presents cases of families turning in their sons before they
headed out to commit attacks, explaining that they were motivated by
fear that the army would demolish their homes. But, he noted, there have
apparently been no more than 20 such cases throughout the years of conflict.

Harel also wrote that an internal IDF study published at the end of
2003, after 1,000 days of clashes in the second intifada, concluded, "To
date, there is no proof of the deterrent effect of house demolitions."
According to the study, several months after the IDF started razing
homes, the number of terror attacks increased. Maj. Gen. (res.) Yitzhak
Eitan, who served as head of the Central Command at the height of the
intifada, said that home demolitions provide an incentive for revenge
attacks. A military commission headed by Maj. Gen. Udi Shani that
studied the demolition policy in 2005 recommended the practice be
stopped because the damage from the hatred it promotes outweighs the
benefits. The recommendations were presented to Moshe Ya’alon, then the
IDF chief of staff.

Today, Defense Minister Ya’alon is one of the leading proponents of the
demolition policy — only for houses of Arab terrorists, of course. As
his coalition colleague Knesset member Bezalel Smotrich said, "Jews
cannot be terrorists."


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