From Magic City Morning Star|
I opposed administrative detention -- of both Jews and Arabs -- when I was in the Knesset. I also opposed forced feeding. I believe that the continued occupation of Judea and Samaria causes Israel to consistently violate human rights, which in turn brings about the deterioration of the standard of liberty in the entire country. Israel must declare sovereignty in Judea and Samaria, thus ending the occupation in the same manner it did in the Golan Heights. All options must be opened for the Arab residents of Judea and Samaria, while safeguarding their human rights.
I have already written that it really does not interest me if those who threw the firebombs into the (Arab) home in Duma were Jews or Arabs. Whoever did it must be punished. But as of this point, it is not at all clear that the Jewish youths in administrative detention were connected whatsoever to the case.
Even if they admit to the crime and re-enact it 100 times.
Even if they will be convicted and all the rabbis will condemn them roundly, as is standard procedure -- I will not believe they are guilty.
Because when teens are held for many long months in the Shabak cellars, when their right to meet with a lawyer is taken from them -- they are liable to say anything. The pressure that the security apparatus felt from the Left's "Why haven't you arrested anyone yet?" sobbing festival has driven them to perpetrate a long string of indecent acts, under the auspices of (Arab) Supreme Court Justice Salim Jubran. Yesterday he authorized the continued negation of the rights of the detainees.
I once heard an evaluation from the President of the Attorney's Association, who said that approximately 15% of those convicted of murder in Israel are not actually guilty of the crime. So how can we relate seriously to this ridiculous 'investigation' -- in which all the human rights of the detainees -- all of them juveniles -- are seriously abused ? Soon their half year of administrative detention will be up, and then, of course, an extension will be requested. After all, Defense Minister Ya'alon will not want to lose face and admit that there is no evidence against these boys.
Our enemies already know that all they have to do is to vandalize their own property and write 'Price Tag' in order to implicate Jews in the crime. They cut down their own trees and write 'Price Tag'. They set fire to carpets in their mosques and write 'Price Tag' on the walls. That is what they did in Tuba Zangaria. Even in Tel Aviv, a terror cell planning precisely the same act in the Hassan Bek Mosque was caught before they could put their plans into action.
So why shouldn't they do the same thing in Duma? The police and Shabak know that better than I do. But they work for the media and the 'Peace Industry' nobility. They do not work for the State of Israel. And they certainly do not work for the truth.
It's already been two months that not a day goes by without stabbings, car rammings or shootings. For some reason, we do not see a hint of the same holy ardor to find solutions at any price -- even at the price of all the rules of liberty and democracy. Not a hint of that from the peace nobility. For some reason, you do not hear anything in the media about expelling the families of the Arabs terrorists who stab Jews -- even when time and again it turns out that today's terrorist is the brother of yesterday's terrorist. After all, it's not democratic, it is not in keeping with human rights, it will upset the delicate balance of relations between Jews and Arabs, it is absolutely unthinkable...
So on Monday, a one year old baby was run over by a terrorist and lost his leg. He will not be crawling or playing soccer. But never fear: Netanyahu ordered the Jerusalem municipality to erect more cement blocks by bus stops to prevent Arabs from ramming their cars into unsuspecting people. And the Defense Minister is busy chasing after the wind on the hilltops of Judea and Samaria.
In the past, there were a number of cases of arson in Duma -- internal strife. Even a novice graphologist would testify to the fact that the graffiti left on the walls there was a drawing, not actual writing. And furthermore, do you think that a Jewish boy who would decide to throw a firebomb into an Arab home would choose a home in the center of the Arab village and not on its outskirts?
Sorry, friends. With this hallucinatory investigation and trampling of every possible human right, you have completely lost me. At this point, all the detainees should be released, the investigative team should be replaced and the Shabak and police should stop drawing the target around the arrows outlined by the media.
Article courtesy of Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar
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