Sunday, April 24, 2011
As more and more details come out about the incident at Joseph's Tomb in which an Israeli was murdered by 'Palestinian Authority' police and five others wounded, it's becoming obvious that this was a deliberate attack.
According to an eyewitness account Palestinian police officers fired at the convoy as they were on their way in to the Tomb, and continued firing at them as they left,killing Ben-Yosef Livnat,(HYD) a 24 year-old father of four from Jerusalem and the nephew of Minister Limor Livnat, and injuring five others as the police yelled "Allahu akbar":
One of the Breslover Hassidim who was in the second car in the convoy and was lightly wounded told Ynet: "We arrived at the tomb like on many occasions in the past. Near the tomb we saw a spikes chain. One of the guys jumped out of the car and moved it aside.
"At this point a uniformed Palestinian police officer with a Kalashnikov in a jeep woke his colleagues up and they started firing into the air…I was in the front seat. We started driving fast in the direction of the tomb; we got out of the vehicles and kissed the tomb.
"When we got back to the vehicles the police shot at the vehicles, they were screaming 'Allahu Akbar'. It was crazy, they were shooting to kill. I screamed at the driver to drive out of there quickly. When we got to Har Bracha we attended to the wounded."
While it's pretty obvious that the Breslovers broke a road block to make a visit to the Tomb (which is supposed to be under Israeli control anyway), such occurrences are reportedly fairly common, and have occurred without incident.
This time, the 'Palestinians' decided to shoot to kill in the name of Allah.
Add that to the vandalism that occurred within the tomb that was likely done by 'Palestinian police', the suspiciously quick gathering of a mob of Arab protesters from Nablus and the attempt by the 'Palestinians' to set the Holy Site on fire again and the implications are obvious.
This amounts to a staking out of territory by the 'Palestinians'. They want to make Joseph's Tomb a Jew-free zone. As such, that's an act of war. Certainly the 'Palestinians' would treat it as one, if the IDF fired on peaceful Muslims en route to a Holy Shrine who posed no threat whatsoever.
Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak was quite correct to refer to this a murder, even if the IDF is taking the cautious road and referring to it as 'a security incident.'
Ben-Yosef Livnat,(HYD) was buried today at the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Like so many Israelis, he was killed simply for being a Jew who was at he wrong place at the wrong time.
I wonder how many more deaths it will take before the Israeli government reacts the way any other country would and ends the masquerade known as the Peace process with people who are their sworn enemies.