The Dawabsheh murder case gets curiouser and curiouser: Walla has just revealed that one of four Israeli settler youth accused of committing the arson fire which murdered three members of the Dawabsheh family and left a boy orphaned, is a U.S. citizen. The family, whose name isn’t mentioned, has turned for assistance to the U.S. embassy and senators. Israeli media acknowledge that the suspects have been tortured in order to extract information about the crime. I imagine that these appeals are meant to protect their child from such treatment.
The family is engendering sympathy in Israeli media by noting their son suffers from attention deficit disorder and “allergies.” I feel for him. But these medical conditions didn’t prevent him from burning three Palestinians to death, did they?
Now it becomes much clearer why Israel was so reluctant to pursue this case; and why it took two petitions to the Supreme Court by Palestinian MKs to get the police and Shabak off their asses. This is one of the most lurid Jewish terror attacks in years. To have a U.S. citizen as one of the conspirators is desperately embarrassing for the Israeli government.
Bibi wants to be able to needle Obama endlessly. He doesn’t want to be in a position where he has to admit that U.S. citizens are murdering Palestinians. That puts him on the defensive.
UPDATE: An Israeli who follows my social media accounts reports he’s identified Israel K. as Israel B’er Keller. She is definitely right.
Who is this suspect? We know almost for a certainty that the three suspects whose full names I’ve reported (Amiram Benoliel, Elisha Odess and Hanoch Ganiram) are Israeli citizens. But we can’t say that regarding the suspect only known as Israel K. In fact, my source speculates that the reason he was only offered the boy’s first name is that he is a U.S. citizen. In other words, the Shabak is extremely sensitive when it arrests U.S. citizens in security cases, as it did here in another case in which I broke a gag order and reported his identity. In honor of the two previous unknown Israeli Jewish prisoners I’ve reported on, I may have to start calling him “Israel X!”
I am trying assiduously to get the full name of the fourth suspect. It is very important that both Israelis and American Jews understand that the latter play a critical role in the Jewish terror movement. We support it with hundreds of millions of dollars in tax-deductible contributions, and we send our sons and daughters to the frontlines of the settler war on Palestinians. They fight in our name, whether we wish it or not.
Therefore, let us name our Jewish killers and let them take the stage for their moment of infamy. Yisrael Baer Keller, take you bow! You are now an honored member of the Jewish Jihad, JSIS.
Silverstein has published Tikun Olam since 2003, It exposes the secrets of the Israeli national security state. He lives in Seattle, but his heart is in the east. He publishes regularly at Middle East Eye, the New Arab, and Jacobin Magazine. His work has also appeared in Al Jazeera English, The Nation, Truthout and other outlets.