Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Posted by Daniel Greenfield 14 Comments
This is what those soldiers were refusing to take part in. This is what they will serve prison time for.
A group of soldiers from the Duchifat counter-terror battalion, including at least two squad commanders, refused or avoided orders they received on Monday morning to secure a road leading to Hevron ahead of the planned forced evictions. An IDF spokesperson said that only 12 soldiers refused orders outright, but reports from the field indicated that a total of almost 30 soldiers said that they would not actively carry out the relevant orders.
Those Duchifat troops who refused or avoided assisting with the Hevron evictions, however, were not soldiers from a Hesder yeshiva, and a significant portion of them were not even outwardly religious, according to witnesses from the unit in question.
The fault for what has happened here is not merely Olmert's. Not merely Kadima's. It is the fault of every party that continues keeping them in power. It is the fault of religious and secular parties who continue slurping at the trough while evil continues. It is the fault of Rabbis who issue proclamations about concerts and when it comes to this proclaim with Kayin, "HaShomer Achi Anochi." It is the fault of those who look away. And now nothing is left but to look.