Elisha Yered took the murder weapon from the murderer, Yechiel Indore, and buried it outside their settlement. After both were arrested and interrogated, Yered took the Shin Bet to the spot where the weapon was buried and they retrieved it. His explanation was that he wanted to be sure that no Palestinians took the weapon, so he hid it. The police and Shin Bet seemed to be satisfied with this cock and bull story and have not charged him as an accessory to murder… Yered is also the settler taunting the Dawabshe family in the video above. I’m profiling him because he is an exemplar of the most violent and homicidal of the Hilltop Youth, the sharp spear of the settler vigilante militias. He and his fellow terrorists are also photogenic and eager to exploit Israeli media to spread their genocidal message. The TV news shows reciprocate by featuring them regularly.
Please TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW and send your letter to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the International Criminal Court Prosecutor.
This is one of those rare cases when we archive an article that doesn’t state the word ‘genocide’ in relation to Israel, but the information in it illustrates acts that amount to genocide against the indigenous Palestinian people. It also features a policy of concealment and genocide denial.
Four years ago, historian Tamar Novick was jolted by a document she found in the file of Yosef Vashitz, from the Arab Department of the left-wing Mapam Party, in the Yad Yaari archive at Givat Haviva. The document, which seemed to describe events that took place during the 1948 war, began:
“Safsaf [former Palestinian village near Safed] – 52 men were caught, tied them to one another, dug a pit and shot them. 10 were still twitching. Women came, begged for mercy. Found bodies of 6 elderly men. There were 61 bodies. 3 cases of rape, one east of from Safed, girl of 14, 4 men shot and killed. From one they cut off his fingers with a knife to take the ring.”
The writer goes on to describe additional massacres, looting and abuse perpetrated by Israeli forces in Israel’s War of Independence.