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Israeli rampage on West Bank village leaves one dead, 390 injured, 75 burnt homes

The Cradle | February 27, 2023

Scores of Israeli settlers rampaged for several hours in the West Bank town of Huwara late on 26 February, leaving one Palestinian dead, at least 390 injured, and setting fire to at least 75 Palestinian homes and 100 cars.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said 37-year-old Sameh Aqtash was shot and killed by Israeli fire. The Palestinian Red Crescent medical service said two other people were shot and wounded, a third person was stabbed, and a fourth was beaten with an iron bar.

The settlers descended on the Palestinian village brandishing firearms, knives, sticks, and stones under the protection of the Israeli army.

Images posted on social media show settlers killing an entire herd of sheep and uprooting olive trees and other crops from Palestinian farmers.

According to WAFA news agency, early on Monday, an Israeli settler tried to run over a group of journalists covering the raid in Huwara.

The attack on the Palestinian village came in response to the killing of two Israeli settlers on highway 60 near Huwara by a Palestinian gunman. Israeli Channel 12 reported that the man intercepted the settlers’ vehicle by ramming into it, got out and shot both of them, then escaped by foot.

Sunday’s violence occurred just as senior officials from Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, and the US met in the Red Sea resort of Aqaba, where they announced that Tel Aviv and the Palestinian Authority (PA) reached an agreement to “de-escalate tensions” for a period of three to six months.

“They reaffirmed the necessity of committing to de-escalation on the ground and to prevent further violence,” the Jordanian Foreign Ministry announced in a statement.

The statement also claimed Israel agreed to “stop discussion of any new settlement units for four months and to stop authorization of any outposts for six months.”

However, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu swiftly denied this claim, tweeting that “the building and authorization in [the West Bank] will continue according to the original planning and building schedule, with no change.”

Tel Aviv has also tightened its siege on the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, imposing a closure on the checkpoints of Huwara, Awarta, Al-Murabaa, Zatara, and entrances to Beita.

Over the past year, the occupied West Bank has witnessed a severe uptick in violence, both from settler assaults and Palestinian retaliatory attacks, in addition to the intense, often violent raids the Israeli army carries out on a near-daily basis.

February 27, 2023 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, War Crimes | , , , ,


  1. At the same time, the reverend rabbis are urging the settlers to poison the Palestinians’ wells. The term “Jewish Nazis” is inadequate; the original Nazis were angelic children compared to this lot.

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    Comment by traducteur | February 27, 2023 | Reply


    The most execrable and diabolic of the divine laws of Yahweh are the repeated enactments condemning his Chosen to cannibalism, the eating of human flesh, and ordaining and sanctioning living human sacrifices to appease the fierce wrath of the holy God. These infernal ukases consign the Heavenly Father of Jew and Christian to eternal loathing, as well as the inspired book which enshrines them.

    Text after text of the inspired word of God relates to the custom of burning children as living human sacrifices to this Hebrao-Christian Moloch. True, some texts forbid the practice, but they are very late in Hebrew history, and testify by their iteration to the inveterate cult of human sacrifice. The instance of the God’s command to Abraham to murder his God-engendered Isaac to the whim of the Monster of Hebrew mythology is too well known to need narrating; it is no palliation of the barbarity that a billy-goat was substituted just as the deluded votary of Yahweh “stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son” (Gen. xxii, 10); the god who would command a father to do such a thing and the poor obsessed fool who would obey are alike beneath contempt.

    Jephthah was himself the “goat” of his God, as well as “a son of a harlot” (Judges xi, 1), when “the Spirit of Yahweh came upon Jephthah” (xi, 29) to incite him to murder. “And Jephthah vowed a vow unto Yahweh … that whatsoever cometh forth of the doors of my house to meet me … shall surely be Yahweh’s, and I will offer it {123} up for a burnt offering” (xxi, 30, 31). The revolting murder of his own daughter as a burnt sacrifice to the Moloch of Israel, because “I have opened my mouth to Yahweh, and I cannot go back,” is a blasting infamy to the God who instigated and accepted the murder, and who intervened with none of his usual meddlesome conjuring tricks to prevent it. It is recorded that the murdered maiden’s father, in making this human sacrifice, “did with her according to his vow which be had vowed: … and it was a custom [margin, ordinance] in Israel” (xi, 39), thus testifying to the historical fact that human sacrifice was a customary thing in Israel, was established by divine “ordinance,” and was practised for ages among these barbarian people.

    Here is the ordinance, the divine law of Yahweh, which commanded these sacrificial murders:

    “When a man maketh a singular vow … he shall not alter it, nor change it, a good for a bad, or a bad for a good. … No devoted thing, that a man shall devote unto Yahweh of all that he hath, both of man and beast … shall be sold or redeemed: every devoted thing is most holy unto Yahweh. None devoted, which shall be devoted of men, shall be redeemed; but shall surely be put to death” (Lev. xxvii, 2, 10, 28, 29).

    Commenting on this abhorrent law of God, the pious editors of the Biblical Encyclopedia, [New York, George H. Doran Co., 1907. 5 vols. (This is not the Encyclopedia Biblica.)] betraying the prostitution of mind of bibliolaters seeking to “justify the ways of God to man,” far from venting their loathing, thus slavishly display their maudlin exegetical wit: “(28) Devoted—anything which by the law belonged to the Lord could neither be sold … nor be redeemed by the vower. (29) surely … death, in extreme cases, where death was proper and right, there was no alternative” (Vol. I, p. 344).

    Yahweh vengefully sent one of his frequent famines upon his Holy Land, “flowing with milk and honey,” and it grievously afflicted his Chosen for three years, until the “man after Yahweh’s own heart,” David, “enquired of Yahweh” what it was all about. “And Yahweh answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites” (2 Sam. xxi, 1), heathen enemies whom Yahweh had ordered to be exterminated. David cast about for a form of sacrifice potent enough to conjure away the wrath of his benign God, and to this Yahweh divinely guided him. He took two sons of Saul by Rizpah, and five sons of Michal, Saul’s daughter and David’s own wife, “who loved him”—and “they hanged them in the hill before Yahweh; and they fell all seven together, and were put to death. … And after that God was intreated for the land” (2 Sam. xxi, 8, 9, 14); glutted with the butchery of human sacrifice to him, he graciously ended the famine. But what heart will not be wrung by the mother’s woe of Rizpah, who “took sack-cloth and spread it … upon the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water dropped upon them out of heaven, and suffered neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night” (xxi, 10); the heart-broken mother of the God’s victims despairingly lying over the rotting bodies of her loved {124} sons for several months under the open skies, fighting off the scavenger birds and beasts from the poor carcasses of the human sacrifices to the Christian’s loving Heavenly Father.

    Rizpah disobeyed her God’s repeated commands to eat her dead sons. The holy God of Israel, in his sacred Mosaic law, time and again imposes cannibalism, and of the most revolting kind: “Ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat” (Lev. xxvi, 29). “And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and thy daughters” (Deut. xxviii, 53-57)—the whole passage should be read for its refinements of gloating fiendishness. And again the holy God ordains these delicate repasts: “And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they shall eat everyone the flesh of his friend” (Jer. xix, 9). And again: “The fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers” (Ezek. v, 10). There are other inspired passages of the same sort. The Bible commentators above cited reverently ratify the prediction with the comment, “Literally fulfilled” (Vol. I, p. 340), pleased to be able to make citations to support their God’s holy Word. Besides the testimony of the secular history of the Chosen People, concrete instances of cannibalism are related in God’s book for confirmation of our faith and of our love for Yahweh: “The hands of the pitiful women have sodden [boiled] their own children: they were their meat” (Lam. iv, 10). Again Yahweh sent a “great famine” upon his people. “And as the king of Israel was passing by upon the wall, there cried a woman unto him, saying, Help, my Lord, O King. And he said, If Yahweh do not help thee, whence shall I help thee? … What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give me thy son, that we may eat him to-day, and we will eat my son tomorrow. So we boiled my son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son” (2 Kings vi, 26-29). And the king, by his messenger to Elisha, truly said: “Behold, this evil is of Yahweh”; and he pertinently added: “What should I wait for Yahweh any longer?” (vi, 33) Why? Con, you Jews and Christians, these divine precepts and examples of your holy Bible God, and remember the query of Job’s wife: “Dost thou still retain thine integrity?” Forgive her for her suggestion to poor Job: “Curse God, and die” (Job ii, 9). Then kneel with lifted face to this Ogre of Israel and pray: “Our Father who art in heaven: Hallowed be thy name.”

    Cannibalism and its abhorrent, though vicarious, practice are still enjoined by this God on the morons of his Son Christ: “Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you” (John vi, 53 et seq.)!



    Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Sanhedrin 64a

    Soncino 1961 Edition, page 437

    Following the Mishnah is a discussion among the sages. One of the Talmud Sages, Rabbi Ashi, comments as follows:

    R. Ashi propounded: What if one caused his blind or sleeping son to pass through, (3) or if he caused his grandson by his son or daughter to pass through? — One at least of these you may solve. For it has been taught: [Any men … that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall he put to death … And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people;] because he hath given of his seed unto Molech. Why is this stated? — Because it is said, there shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire. From this I know it only of his son or daughter. Whence do I know that it applies to his son’s son or daughter’s son too? From the verse, [And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man] when he giveth of his seed unto Molech [and kill him not: Then I will … cut him off.]

    — Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Sanhedrin 64b

    Soncino 1961 Edition, page 439

    Rabbi Dr. Freedman, one of the translators of the Soncino Tractate Sanhedrin, clarifies the passage. In a footnote, Rabbi Dr. Freedman confirms that the Talmud Sages use “seed” to denote living children, in the same sense as the Biblical translators understand the term in the above Biblical quotes. In this footnote, Rabbi Dr. Freedman paraphrases the question from Rabbi Ashi:

    3. Is ‘thou shalt not cause to pass’ applicable only to a son who can naturally pass through himself, but not to a blind or sleeping son, who must be led or carried, or does it apply to all?

    Rabbi Dr. Freedman

    Other footnotes within the same context clarify the fine point of distinction being drawn in the Mishnah and subsequent debates among the sages:

    5. Lev. XVIII, 21. This proves that the offence consists of two parts; (I) formal delivery to the priests, and (2) causing the seed to pass through the fire.

    Rabbi Dr. Freedman (2)

    5. As two separate offences, proving that giving one’s seed to Molech is not idolatry. The differences [sic] is, that if one sacrificed to Molech, or caused his son to pass through the fire to some other deity, he is not punished.

    Rabbi Dr. Freedman (3)

    Following the Mishnah, Sanhedrin 64a and 64b contain a rousing debate between the Sages concerning:

    * the circumstances under which worshipping an idol is idolatry,

    * which idols may be worshipped without indulging in idolatry,

    * which parts of child sacrifice in what combination are punishable, and

    * how children may be sacrificed without violating Leviticus.

    JEWS SHOULD READ 1 KINGS 11:1-11; AMOS 5:22-27!


    Comment by Pip | February 27, 2023 | Reply

  3. GodDAMmit! It’s a frenzy of harassment, collective punishment, one vast collective crime against humanity, state terrorism beyond quantification and description. The effing Zionists –with Netanyahu and his uber-extremists [Ben Givr…?] in gleeful charge — are pushing-prodding-goading-inciting the Palestinians toward Intifada 3, upon which the Palestinians, of course, will be condemned…and the beat will go on until the tormented, immiserated life of the last Palestinian in the ‘holy’ land is extinguished….

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    Comment by roberthstiver | February 27, 2023 | Reply

  4. This is a terrorist state, run by progeny of the original terrorists in the 1940’s; Irgun, Hagenah etc. and populated by lawless squatter-terrorists with mighty army backing. The Conscious World should be condemning this disproportionate ‘collective punishment’ by reviving the original UN Peace-keeping force, indicting the criminals, seeking compensation for lives lost and recovering stolen land to the rightful indigenous people.

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    Comment by jbthring | February 27, 2023 | Reply

  5. Why are Israeli jews who commit these crimes, called “settlers”? That is a different meaning than, “gangs of violent Israels, invaders”. The attackers were invaders and they need no ‘protection’ from Israeli soldiers, since the attackers arm themselves, with military weapons supplied by America, their complicit partner.

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    Comment by michael | February 27, 2023 | Reply

  6. from a diseased belief system, diseased minds.

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    Comment by 5 dancing shlomos | February 28, 2023 | Reply

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