Saturday, October 24, 2015

Settler Extremist Tries to Stab Rabbi

It is time to harvest the olives in the Holy Land. Recently during the course of the harvest some of the olives that some Palestinians in the West Bank were harvesting were set alight in an act of vandalism. A rabbi who was with the Palestinians to protect them proceeded to go out to the blaze to see what could be done. The rabbi was met by this masked assailant, an extremist settler, who proceeded to throw stones at the rabbi and try to stab him. Thankfully the rabbi was able to escape the extremist.

This terrible act of violence designed to terrify this rabbi into submission is reported by +972 Magazine.
A right-wing Jewish extremist threw stones at and attempted to stab president of Rabbis for Human Rights, Arik Asherman, following an olive harvest coordinated with the Israeli army on Friday. Nobody was significantly injured in the incident. ...

Following the harvest, the Palestinian farmers noticed suspected Israeli settlers stealing olives and another setting fire to the hillside. Rabbi Asherman said that because firefighters did not arrive quickly, he went to try and put out the fire himself.

At that point, the masked man who set the fire, ostensibly a settler from the nearby outpost, tried to prevent Rabbi Asherman from reaching the site of the blaze, threw stones at him and pulled out a knife and repeatedly swung it toward him. The man kicked and punched Asherman. (Michael Omer-Man, WATCH: Jewish extremist tries to stab 'rabbi for human rights', +972 Magazine, October 23, 2015.)
Will there be any outcry about this act of violence from the COGs? Will they bother to inform their readers of things such as this?

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