Some very disturbing stories have been coming out of Israel recently!
Beating the Terror Wave is Not a Military Issue, it Requires a Political Decision
“I think the Palestinian society is supporting in both a general and daily manner this wave of terror and the terrorists,” IDF Paratroopers Brigade commander Col. Nimrod Aloni said Thursday.
(JNi.media) IDF Paratroopers Brigade commander Col. Nimrod Aloni told Army Radio on Thursday that the solution to the current wave of Arab terror is not necessarily military. Aloni spoke on the occasion of his elite force taking in new recruits today.
“It’s a very big challenge with the current terror, and there’s great deal of confusion on how to deal with it,” Aloni said. ”Is there any chance to win? I think this is very much not a military question, it’s very much tied to political decisions.”
Perhaps betraying some frustration, Aloni added, “At this stage in the game we’re playing defense almost at the goal line, trying to prevent the next attack from happening.”
The wave of terror, he said, is receiving the backing of the Arab public. “There are people you meet who absolutely want quiet,” he related, “but it’s very characteristic in recent days that this wave is enjoying a very broad support from below. Anyone claiming Palestinian society condemns this wave — I think they don’t read the news at all,” Aloni said.
“I think the Palestinian society is supporting in both a general and daily manner this wave of terror and the terrorists,” he continued. “Nevertheless, we do encounter all the time a lot of Palestinians who would like to have quiet, they would like to have something else. But this wave, unlike others, is characterized by a very broad support in the Palestinian street.”
According to Col. Aloni, the Army and the Paratroopers’ Brigade today are different from those into which he was drafted back in 1991. “Both society and the Army have endured a great deal in the past 24 years,” he said. “I think the boy who enlists today will find the very basic values [in the military], and a society around the Army which has become a little different, a little more critical, much more sensitive,” he said.
Col. Nimrod Aloni was born in Ein Kerem, in Jerusalem, and grew up in a Moshav in the northern Negev associated with the Labor party. He holds a BA in Law and Government from IDC Herzliya, and an MA in Military and National Security from Hebrew University, as well as an MA in Strategy and Management of National Resources from National Security University in the US. Aloni is married with four children.
This was incoherent. I don't know what he means by "sensitive" soldiers, but only if he means "Empty Gaza and the 'West bank' of all muslims!" by a "political solution" will he retain any credibility whatsoever!2.)
IDF Recommends Giving Palestinian Authority Weapons and Freeing Prisoners
The recommendations were formulated at the IDF headquarters and were sent to the political leadership for confirmation.
Israel’s security apparatus has formulated a range of benefits for the Palestinian Authority which include providing additional weapons to the PA security services and considerable relief in issuing permits to PA Arabs seeking work in Israel, Ha’aretz reported Wednesday. The relief steps were formulated well before the current wave of terror, and the defense apparatus now believes it can only materialize following a reduction in the rampant violence.
The recommendations were formulated at the IDF headquarters and were sent to the political leadership for confirmation. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday told US Secretary of State John Kerry during their meeting that Israel would not take the steps which the PA is seeking as long as the level of violence isn’t reduced, a senior Israeli official told Ha’aretz. During the meeting, Netanyahu toughened his positions, and actually rescinded his stated willingness to take steps in Judea and Samaria that would not be conditioned on reducing the level of tension, as he had suggested during his visit to Washington two weeks ago.
The IDF recommended a series of security concessions, as well as an easing of the economic and construction limits. For example, the IDF recommended approving requests received from the PA for bullet-proof vehicles, as well as more weapons and ammunition. The Army also recommended the release of Arab security prisoners, many of whom have been behind bars for decades. These are dozens of security prisoners whose release the IDF recommended before the current escalation in PA Arab violence.
The Army believes that there is also room to significantly change the criteria for obtaining permits to enable PA Arabs to work inside Israel, so that in fact the number of these workers would increase substantially. The Army recommended reducing the minimum age for a work permit and changing the way the permits are distributed, so that a young PA Arab who was confirmed by the Shin Bet can enroll in the prospective Palestinian employee reservoir immediately, instead of having to wait until an Israeli employer seeks to hire him.What's next for Israel, then - accepting with open arms hundreds of thousands of Syrian "migrants!?
Meet the Anonymous IDF Source for Left-Leaning News: Maj. Gen. Roni Numa
Numa's earlier fiasco took place in early August, when he was the anonymous IDF source who leaked to the media about "Jewish terrorists" who allegedly burned down a home in Duma village. No arrests have been made.
On Wednesday, Ha’aretz and Ynet reported that Israel’s security apparatus had formulated a range of benefits for the Palestinian Authority which include providing additional weapons to the PA security services, and the release of Arab security prisoners, many of whom have been behind bars for decades. The reports named no official source for this information.
It was a shocking story, which smacked of the failed policies of so many past Israeli governments, including, until very recently, Benjamin Netanyahu’s 4th term at the helm. And so the story reverberated for an overnight throughout the Israeli media, until Netanyahu’s office came out with a denial of the story stating clearly that there would be no transferring of weapons to the PA and no prisoner release. As to issuing new construction permits to PA Arabs, those had been conditioned by Netanyahu in his meeting with Secretary of State Kerry on approval for new construction in the Jewish settlements block.
MK Bezalel Smotrich (Bayit Yehudi) on Thursday Morning exposed the anonymous IDF source that had fed Ha’aretz the false and embarrassing information which made both the Army and the Prime Minister appear like the sons of Pollyanna:
“So that officer who gave the briefing yesterday in Ynet about the IDF recommendations to the political leadership, to give the Arabs more weapons and to release terrorists is GOC Central Command Roni Numa.“It’s my understanding that he was reprimanded by the Chief of Staff for publicizing those things, as well as by the Prime Minister. Practically speaking, the very fact that this is the worldview of a command chief and that he was reprimanded for publicizing it, not for harboring it, is very disturbing.”
Maj. Gen. Roni Numa was the first major appointment made by incoming Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon wanted Commander of the Northern Division Maj. Gen. Noam Tibon for the position, which had been approved by outgoing Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz. But Eisenkot and Tibon don’t get along, so the latter retired, after 30 years of service.
Since his appointment, mostly because his area of command has been the most incendiary since the end of the Gaza War of 2014, Maj. Gen. Numa has been the darling of the left-leaning media in Israel, and has been known to offer information from a “senior IDF source who spoke on condition of anonymity.”
Though it sometimes appears the “information” turns out to be stuff Numa would like to see happening, rather than actual reality.
His earlier, memorable fiasco took place in early August, when he was the unnamed IDF source who reassured the media the army knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that it was “Jewish terrorists” who allegedly burned down a home in Duma village near Hebron and killed an Arab baby and both his parents.
According to Hakol Hayehudi, Numa let out that particular goose—and there have still been no arrests in the case, other than the administrative detention of some right-wing bloggers—at a cocktail party celebrating the new Jewish year. Furthermore, he told it to reporters while there was an official gag order on the investigation.
Shortly after that toast, the first victim of the new intifada was murdered, and since then Numa and his command staff have been responsible for the slowest reaction in military history to a wave of attacks on civilians by Arabs with Sudden Jihad Syndrome. A wave of terror that probably could have been quashed in a couple of days by imposing a cooling down curfew on Arab towns and villages, was allowed instead to spiral into a popular movement of crazed youths.
Numa’s first actual “contribution” to the 3-month, bloody fiasco,was to change the rules of engagement—right around the time he was raising that toast for the new year and arresting imaginary Jewish terrorists. He was directly responsible for forcing IDF soldiers into those despicable scenes where they were attacked by well organized, violent mobs of civilians, and were too afraid of facing a martial court to defend themselves.
In September, after those rules proved to be a dangerous failure,Netanyahu ordered the security cabinet to re-examine Numa’s decision, which they did, and the rules of engagement were revised.
Numa has a stellar history in the IDF and in the IDF’s Special Forces, however, the left-wing spirit that permeates much of the senior staff’s thinking has apparently infected him as well, or he’s channeling Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon.
On Rotter.net it is being reported that Brigade and Division commanders in Judea and Samaria as well as in the relevant Intelligence units, all who serve under Numa, are opposed to Numa’s recommendations, and that Numa’s recommendations primarily represent those of the Civil Administration–according to an unnamed senior IDF source.
This leftard traitor to rationality, civilization, and Israel should be courts-martialed at once and given life in prison. What's most disturbing is how someone with these views managed to get into a position of power responsible for other's lives in the IDF in the first place!?!?!