Thursday, October 30, 2008
Shmuel Ben-Yishai Arrested for Incitement for Distraught Words Against Soldiers After Federman Farm Destruction
Boy, if this is what it takes to be arrested for incitement, they better clear the jails for the leftist members of the Knesset who have railed against the right over and over again, asking for the destruction of Jewish homes, who have even asked that Jewish Citizens of Samaria and Judea be shot or killed. They had better make room for every arab in Israel who has spoken against the government and the people of Israel, and they had better purchase some extra space to jail visiting leftist dignitaries who have said similar things and worse in the United Nations and in the world press.
The only difference between Shmuel Ben-Yishai and those people is that at least Shmuel Ben-Yishai apologized and offered an explanation for where those words came from.
So, who will be arrested next? Perez? Pas-Pines? Abbas? I’m waiting breathlessly for the answer.
Settler who incited against soldiers arrested
Police arrest Shmuel Ben-Yishai for saying he wished IDF troops 'kidnapped, slaughtered' following evacuation of illegal Hebron outpost
Published: 10.30.08, 12:27 / Israel News
Qiryat Arba settler Shmuel Ben-Yishai was arrested on Thursday for inciting against IDF soldiers following Saturday night's evacuation of an illegal outpost in the West Bank city of Hebron.
Ben-Yishai told Army Radio after security forces cleared and then demolished the home of extreme right-wing activist Noam Federman "we hope they (soldiers) are defeated by their enemies, we hope that they all become (kidnapped soldier) Gilad Shalit, that they are all killed and that they are all slaughtered, because that's what they deserve."
Ben-Yishai was summoned by police for an interrogation on Tuesday and Wednesday, but he failed to appear on both dates. Consequently, police asked the Jerusalem Magistrates' Court to issue a warrant for his arrest.
A few days after making the inflammatory remarks, Ben-Yishai said his outburst was aimed only at security personnel who participated in the evacuation.
In a statement published Monday the settler said, "Upon witnessing the brutality of the police officers during the evacuation, the abuse of the Federman family's women and children while the police offices were gloating, I was overcome with emotions, it was unlike anything I'd ever experienced before.
"I do not have to explain what a person feels when he sees soldiers and police officers snatching babies away from his friend's mother and throwing a family out of its home," the statement read.