WE MUST TELL BEN ELIEZER NOT TO GIVE IN TO THE SETTLER'S VIOLENCE AND TERROR, TO CONTINUE WITH THE REMOVAL OF THE OUTPOSTS.
This is not the first time that policemen (7) were wounded by settlers resisting the evacuation of illegal outposts such as at Havat Gilad. Nor is it news that settlers shoot at Palestinians and Israeli peace activists during the olive harvest.
For years, many settlers have resorted to vigilante actions, threatening Palestinians, Israelis and even security forces in the Occupied Territories. They ignore the law, insult, damage property, burn trees, abuse, threaten, injure and even kill. Often these vigilante settlers do so with the support (or passive non-involvement) of members of the police and IDF. These settlers have succeeded in transforming the occupied territories into a new 'wild west' where each settler is a vigilante and all who disagree or a democratic rule of law and order become the focus of his abuse, insanity (ochen pravilno podmecheno) and dangerous hostility.
Last Shabat, should be a turning point for the Israeli public - because this time the violence was directed at Israelis. We must pay attention the settler's use of violence with abandon and put it squarely on the agenda of the day.
Join us Sunday, 20/10 at 19:00 in front of the Defense Ministry, Kaplan Street, Tel Aviv in order to demand of the Defense Minister and the government:
Put an end to the 'wild west' in the occupied territories!
Bring the settler law-breakers to justice!
End the settlements and the occupation that is destroying us - from within!