Received this email tonight from Mattot Arim — Cities of Israel. In their typical blundering, suicidal political expedience, it appears that the Olmert/Livni Regime is intent wreaking havoc upon the Jews of Hevron, Again. MB
Emergency update. Very soon, crazy as this may seem to you, the Israeli Government intends to transfer responsibility for security in Hebron to the Palestinian Authority. This, the Israeli government assures us, is going to ensure that the Hamas terror organization does not take control of of Hebron.
Now, there are 2 things that we actually know about the PA: First, their own “policemen” have numerous times been involved themselves in terror attacks against Israelis — by some accounts, more terror attacks than the Hamas initiates. Second, the Palestinian Authority, motivated as they are when it comes to attacking Israelis and Jews, have absolutely no ability to fight against the Hamas (as we saw in Gaza). So, this is yet another ridiculous idea on the part of the government, but it needs to be taken seriously and stopped NOW, because we are informed that the Palestinians may be given control in about a week (during Succot).
This is the third time that an Israeli government is trying to put Hebron into the hands of the Palestinians, hoping that a miracle will happen and the Palestinians will have miraculously turned into Belgians or Canadians. The first time, the Palestinians shot at Jews in Hebron for a year and a half. When the Palestinians shot Baby Chalhevette to death, the government finally realized that the IDF had to take over, but it was too late for the little baby’s grieving parents, of course. The second time, 12 Israeli soldiers and security men lost their lives in one day – including the renowned Aluf Mishne Dror Veinberg. The government hastily sent the army to re-enter Hebron, however it was too late, a Hebron suicide bomber had already made his way to Haifa and 17 more Haifa people were killed when this Hebron bomber exploded himself a little while later in their city. 29 dead due to one foolish and avoidable government decision.
As usual, the Shas ministers can easily handle this problem by shouting loudly that they will go to early elections if the Government of Israel dares to put Jewish lives into the hands of a bunch of killers for a third time. So, as we have done in the past, we need to persuade Shas to take a stance here. If everybody could please contact Eli Yishai and say he cannot just stand by and let Israelis and Jews get killed by giving Hebron as a present to terrorists — that will be very helpful. Remind him 29 people got killed last time — this must be on his conscience.
Eli Yishai’s phone number at home is 02-651-0259 (till midnight tonight, or till 3 PM before Yom Kippur; or from 1 hour AFTER the fast till midnight, or any time Friday till Shabbat comes in, or any time Motsei Shabbat night till midnight, or of course any time Sunday on). Almost always, an answering machine is on. Leave a message — even in English. Or use all 3 of the following fax numbers: 02 6513655 026662909 02-6662907