Stimmen der Friedensbewegung
ISRAELI REVENGE FORCES
Orit Shochat's article
in Ha'ir 17.1.2002:
We made use of the translation which Ran HaCohen passed on.
The commander of the notorious Unit 101
is now Prime Minister, and it is he who dictates the cabinet a policy of
revenge operations like in the fifties. When there are no terror attacks
to revenge, the cabinet fabricates excuses for revenge. When there is no
excuse, it makes a provocation. When there isn't even a provocation, we
revenge assumed intentions to kill Jews.
"This quiet is artificial", says the
Israeli government after a whole month of cease-fire. "The Palestinians
are quiet now because they gather forces for the next terror attack."
Palestinian quiet is never quiet, and to assure the quiet is not kept,
there is always an assassination in the stock, to accelerate the next
terror attack. And again citizens are murdered, and again Sharon can say
"we knew the quiet was a lie." And again the Chief-of-Staff predicts
what every kindergarten child can predict by now: "a wave of terror is
Revenge has turned into our taste of life,
the unifying factor, the base of concensus, and also a permanent working
order to the IDF and Shin Beth. The strategic goal is to prevent
cease-fire at all cost. To talk of seven quiet days as a precondition
for negotiations, and not to be satisfied even with seventy. When four
Israeli soldiers of the Bedouin battalion had been killed near Kerem
Shalom, the IDF sent the very same battalion to participate in the
destruction of homes in Rafah. If this is not revenge, in the most
primitive sense of the word, what is?
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