What s it all about...Yitzhak? June 8, 1995
Rabin and Peres are still at it, promising changes in IDF deployment throughout Yehuda and Shomron in the very near future. The target date of July 1, supposedly signaling agreement of the next phase of the Oslo piece accords is around the corner, three weeks away. Where does Hebron stand in this massive confusion? If Jerusalem s status was to be officially determined during the interim period then Jerusalem would most definitely constitute the heart of the present situation. However, being that officially Jerusalem is not yet on the chopping block, Hebron remains the major obstacle to piece. Why? It is very simple. According to the Oslo agreement, Rabin promised Arafat to redeploy the IDF in all major Arab- populated cities in Yesha, i.e., to evacuate, i.e., to withdraw, i.e., to surrender. He also promised (BEWARE: when Rabin promises to Arafat he complies - when he promises to Israelis, he lies!) not to pull the IDF out of Jewish- populated areas, as well as not to evict Jews or uproot Jewish settlements during the interim period. The ONLY major Arab-populated city, which is also populated by Jews, is Hebron. If Rabin keeps his promise to Arafat, what happens to the Jewish Community of Hebron? If Rabin keeps his promise to the Jews, what happens to Arafa and the piece plan? Judging by Rabin s record, he is more concerned with appeasing Arafat than the Jews. On the other hand, if he attempts to uproot the Hebron Jewish Community, he knows that thousands of Israelis throughout the country will come to Hebron s aid. And even though it was Rabin who shot at the Altelena, he isn t presently interested in beginning a Civil War. So what is Rabin s solution? He is attempting to make life as difficult as possible for the Jewish residents of Hebron hoping that eventually people will leave of their own accord. (He has no idea how wrong he is.) He has brought in a huge police force to protect the poor Arabs from the rampaging, bloodthirsty Jews. As a matter of fact, many of these police are not Jewish - some are Arab and some are Druse. Why bring in non-Jews? Simple - it s much easier to order a Goy to hit a Jewish woman or child, than a Jew. They have absolutely no compunction about carrying out their orders - and why should they? Not that their aren t Jews that would do the same thing - and have. (At the moment there are four indictments pending against policemen for police brutality against Jewish Hebron residents, including one against an officer who purposely ran his car into a pregnant woman, causing her to give birth two weeks before she was supposed to.) The new police unit responsible for Yesha, called Mifkedet Shai (Shomron and Yehuda) has asked General Ilan Biran, commander of the Central Region in Israel, to sign an order allowing police to arrest children from the age of 9, and not 12, as the law presently permits. Alek Ron, Commander of this special force has been quoted as saying that Hebron s children commit the most atrocious crimes of all children in Israel. They therefore demand special treatment. (It seems that he never reads any newspapers or hears the news - (lucky fellow) and hasn t heard about the drug problems infesting the country, or the prostitution rings, etc. etc. (He s not the only one. Last Succot, after several youth were arrested by Ma arat HaMachpela and brought before a judge, he said, if they had been in Tel-Aviv and not Hebron, they wouldn t be here [in my courtroom] today. ) In any case, this example of discrimination and persecution of Jews, and of Hebron residents in particular, must not be allowed to continue. And not just because it s happening in Hebron. That s the problem - because as I mentioned at the beginning of this article - officially Jerusalem isn t yet on the chopping block - but unofficially...- and anything that the present junta can get away within Hebron will seem like child play if and when they move on - to the Golan, Jerusalem... We must not let them. Send your protests to: They must be stopped now, before it s too late - and don t fool yourselves - these people are serious.