An interesting occurrence has taken place in the Holy Land but as usual it has been drowned out by idiotic presidential BS from candidates and the violence taking place in Ferguson, Missouri (which needs reporting)…….
Allow me to explain……a few days ago while a Palestinian family was relaxing some threw a fire bomb into the house and killed a 18 month old baby and the father and the rest of the family with burns……..it was later reported that this deed was carried out by Jewish extremists or settlers if you will……a call then went out for something to be done to curb this reoccurring violence……..and Israel reacted…….
Israel intensified its crackdown on Jewish extremists today, jailing two high-profile ultranationalist Israelis for six months without charge and arresting additional suspects in West Bank settlements. The crackdown comes after a deadly July 31 firebomb attack that killed an 18-month-old Palestinian boy and severely wounded his parents and brother. The father died yesterday. Authorities called the attack an act of “Jewish terrorism,” and Israel’s Security Cabinet approved the use of harsh measures, including administrative detention, which allows the holding of suspects for lengthy periods without charge. Meir Ettinger, the grandson of the late US-born ultranationalist Rabbi Meir Kahane, and Eviatar Slonim, another Jewish extremist, were placed under administrative detention for their suspected involvement, the office of Israel’s Defense Minister said.
The two are in their early 20s. Another suspected Jewish extremist, Mordechai Mayer, was placed under administrative detention. Israeli human rights activists, as well as lawyers for the Israeli suspects, criticized the use of administrative detention, portraying it as a draconian measure intended to appease a shocked Israeli public. “This measure is dangerous…for the entire legal system and for democracy,” said Aharon Rozeh, a lawyer for Ettinger and Slonim. Israel’s Shin Bet security agency has accused Ettinger of leading an extremist Jewish movement responsible for encouraging attacks on Palestinian property and Christian holy sites. Israeli authorities also carried out raids today in two West Bank settlement outposts. An Israeli police rep said only that the arrests were connected to “a number of events that occurred recently” in the West Bank.
I think it is great that Israel has finally decided that this type of violence needs to stop……but is it a legit action on their part or are they just trying to silence international condemnation of their past tactics like Gaza and the illegal search of the Flotillas?
I really thought that the MSM would pick up this because it is a favorable light for Israel…….something the MSM seems to feel they must do…..
Is Israel doing this for the right reason or is it just an attempt to gain some sort of favor among their critics?