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Far-right group to IDF soldiers: If you feel threatened, shoot Arab in head

Lehava, the right-wing, anti-miscegenation group whose main activity is to incite against Arabs as a way of dissuading Jewish Israeli girls from dating them, has taken its incitement beyond intermarriage and into the realm of security.

A new poster on its Facebook page encourages Israeli soldiers to act trigger happy when it comes to Palestinian protestors. It reads:

Soldier! Stones and firebombs can kill you! Do you feel your life is in danger? Pick up your weapon and put a bullet through the murderer’s head. It’s better to sit in jail than die. ‘Kill or be killed’ [quote from Sages] IDF soldiers and Border Policemen, the Israeli people love you and embrace you.

Lehava poster  posted on Facebook, Nov 9, 2014.

Lehava poster posted on Facebook, Nov 9, 2014.

This comes just one day after an Israeli policeman shot and killed 22-year-old Khir Hamdan in the village of Kafr Kanna after he attempted to attack them with a knife, but did not appear to pose any direct threat to their lives, leading to accusations the police shot him in cold blood and lied about it.

The Lehava poster effectively weighs in on the matter, defending the police and sending the message that when in doubt, soldiers must forget protocol, forget the law, and simply shoot to kill. My question is, what is a group that claims to be committed to preventing intermarriage doing getting involved in this issue? The answer seems clear.

They are following in the footsteps of both Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich, who essentially endorsed the extra-judicial killing of murder suspects, following last week’s terror attack in Jerusalem, and Economy Minister Naftali Bennett, who defended the police action, saying Hamdan was a “frenzied Arab terrorist.”

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    1. Pedro X

      Notice that Mairav completley ignores the incitement to kill Jews from the Arab sector. A billboard has gone up in Nazareth whereby Arabs are encouraged to run over Jews in their cars.

      Fatah websites are awash with calls to run over Jews. A popular Palestinian song has been penned calling to run over Jewish babies, an obvious reference to the 3 month old Jewish infant killed in the car attack on the train platform in Jerusalem.

      Algemeiner reports

      “In the latest example of the Palestinian call for killing Jews and Israelis, lyrics of a just released “pop song,” say: “Run over the two month old baby – that is how we get them,” Channel 2 News said.

      The song, by Anas Garadat and Abu Khayad goes on, “For Al-Aqsa we will run over settlers. Run over settlers. Make the road become a trap, Allah will help you. The whole Arab nation calls you – bless you Akari Ibrahim (The terrorists behind the attack last Wednesday), run over run over!”

      A day ago another Israel infant was hospitalized after being hit by a rock thrown through the window of the car she was riding.

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    2. Paul

      These same Jews willing to incite violence and call it self defense are the same ones unwilling to join the army themselves and see the reality of the whole situation and as a former IDF soldier myself, it’s incredibly upsetting every time an orthodox Jew tells me to “kill lots of Arabs” and fails to take any responsibility for the security of the state on themselves.

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    3. Merav

      “A new poster on its Facebook page encourages Israeli soldiers to act trigger happy when it comes to Palestinian protestors. It reads: Soldier! Stones and firebombs can kill you! Do you feel your life is in danger? Pick up your weapon and put a bullet through the murderer’s head. It’s better to sit in jail than die. ‘Kill or be killed’ [quote from Sages] IDF soldiers and Border Policemen, the Israeli people love you and embrace you.”

      (a) The facebook page contains absolutely nothing remotely objectionable/sinister!
      (b) Stones and firebombs have indeed killed many Israelis in the most brutal manner, some of them few month old babies who are too you to know that they are even Jews.
      (c) “Pick up your weapon and put a bullet through nota bene the ‘MURDERER’S” head”, is perfectly normal. No normal person disagrees with that.
      (d) It is better to sit in jail than to die. Hmmm, again, who can disagree with that?
      (e) “IDF soldiers and Border Policemen, The Israeli people love you.” Indeed, we all do. With their lives they pay for- and provide us the freedom some of us use to smear them. What a shame!

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      • Yeah, right

        Merav: “(c) ‘Pick up your weapon and put a bullet through the murderer’s head’, is perfectly normal. No normal person disagrees with that.”

        The actual quote is this: “Do you feel your life is in danger? Pick up your weapon and put a bullet through the murderer’s head.”

        Merav is obviously not a fan of South Park, otherwise he’d understand that the quote is actually invoking Jimbo-logic.

        “Jimbo revealed that because there was a law issued, which forbade the killing of an animal unless in self-defense, he and Ned would always say, ‘It’s coming right for us!’ before killing an animal.”

        The video in this article shows an Israeli Jimbo Kerns, only he’s even more lazy than his cartoon equivalent: he just shoots, and then leaves it to Merav to shout the requisite “It was coming right for him!”

        Thanks, Ned Gerblansky.

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        • Merav

          Regardless of how you spin it, it is obvious that the message refers to “murderers”. Said murderers should be shot while they still pose a threat of death of grave bodily injury. Otherwise it would be too late for the victim. Someone wielding a knife or throwing stones at pedestrians and/or (fast) moving cars (with kids) poses a threat of death or great bodily injury. But hey, you can spin it as much as you want and force as many meanings to it as suits your hearts desires.

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    4. Yeah, right

      Merav: “Regardless of how you spin it, it is obvious that the message refers to ‘murderers’. ”

      Oh, I’m certainly seeing some spin. Especially one that involves a contradiction-in-terms.

      Lehava: He’s a MURDERER!!

      How so?

      Lehava: Because I FEAR that he is a threat to my life!!

      Ahem. That does not make him a “murderer”.

      It makes him “threatening”. Or “fearsome”. Or “scary”. Take your pick.

      But not a “murderer”, because that requires a dead body.

      That police officer, though, he’s a murderer.

      It’s the dead body that is the giveaway, you see……

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      • Brian

        For them, it’s all about sneakiness, dishonesty, prevarication, what one can get way with. It’s organized crime. These rightists PRIDE themselves on this. They’re gangsters. You are trying to reason with them and doing it very well, precisely, with exactitude. They could not care less.

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        • Yeah, right

          They use Humpty-Dumpty-logic.

          Humpty Dumpty: “When I use a word it means exactly what I want it to mean, neither more nor less”

          Lehava: “Do you feel your life is in danger? Pick up your weapon and put a bullet through the murderer’s head.”

          That’s Humpty-Dumpty-Logic, because that isn’t “murder”.

          It’s “scaring the shit outta me”.
          It’s “I feel threatened”
          It’s “This is frightening”

          But none of those are “murder”, unless you redefine the meaning of the word “murder”.

          You need a dead body for “murder”, and the only one they can produce is…. well, gosh, err, umm… time to change the subject….

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        • This is the logic of the Bush Doctrine re:preemptive first strike. So hey, if someone looks at you weird or makes you feel “unsafe” or any other uncomfortable sensation, fire away?

          Can’t imagine how this will impact tourism, unless your notion of the perfect tourist wears white robes and a hood.

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          • Yeah, right

            MM: “This is the logic of the Bush Doctrine re:preemptive first strike.”

            Well, to be fair, “pre-emption” does rather require a “first strike”.

            So Bush Doctrine at least has some internal logic i.e. you “strike first” in an attempt to prevent the crime from happening, you don’t pretend that the crime has already taken place.

            Not so Lehava-logic(tm), which is insisting on a “pre-emptive post-hoc retaliatory first-strike”.

            Lehava-logic(tm) insists that the man being “first struck upon” is already a “murderer”.

            We know that, because they say so in black and white.

            Which is odd indeed, since it is axiomatic that the man the police are terminating-with-extreme-prejudice hasn’t actually murdered anyone yet.

            Lehava actually says that too, in black-and-white.

            So, basically, Lehava-logic(tm) insists that the police killed this man because he is a “murderer”, and we know he is a “murderer” because… well… because that’s why the police killed him.

            Not even The Shrub would have attempted that tortured logic, and he is an inbred idiot.

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          • I stand corrected – Bush has the moral authority for one hot second. Thanks-

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      • “Lehava, the right-wing, anti-miscegenation group whose main activity is to incite against Arabs as a way of dissuading Jewish Israeli girls from dating them, has taken its incitement beyond intermarriage and into the realm of security.”

        It’s very plain what Lehava is insecure about. They’re sick and tired of their jewish women running after forbidden fruit (Palestinian males), thus making them “insecure” and “afraid.” So the vagina of the jewish israeli woman belongs to the jewish state, not the jewish israeli woman (David Sheen). All because said jewish israeli males don’t know how to please their women. You’d be surprised how much jewish israeli women kvetch about their men. The things you hear in the ladies room. What better way is there to reassure the israeli jewish male about his performance than the next best thing – your M-16! You’ll get your shot off and kill the competition at the same time.

        You could see a licensed sex therapist, but that would make too much sense.

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    5. Jan

      Why does the IDF continually provoke the Palestinians by coming into their villages? Are they hoping that they can terrorize the villagers, throw tear gas or skunk water at them, beat and arrest them or even kill them? Not long ago a former member of the IDF testified that often the IDF goes into the villages to deliberately make a provocation.

      The IDF needs to get out of the villages otherwise they should not be at all surprised when rocks are thrown at them.

      The IDF has terrorized the Palestinians in their villages for all too long.

      It is past time for them to get the hell out.

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