In 2018, two Israeli settlers appealed their sentence for murdering the Dawabshe family in 2015. Among the family members, the father, mother, and 18-month-old baby, Ali, were burned alive. 4-year-old Saad survived with burns over much of his body. Outside the courthouse, a group of settler youth taunted the Dawabsheh family defiling the memory of the little baby screaming: “Ali is dead” and worst of all, “Ali’s on the grill.”
An Israeli contacted me noting that the ringleader was the same person who was an accomplice to the murder of Qosai Mit’an in the Palestinian village of Burqa. Elisha Yered took the murder weapon from the murderer, Yechiel Indore, and buried it outside their settlement. After both were arrested and interrogated, Yered took the Shin Bet to the spot where the weapon was buried and they retrieved it. His explanation was that he wanted to be sure that no Palestinians took the weapon, so he hid it.
The police and Shin Bet seemed to be satisfied with this cock and bull story and have not charged him as an accessory to murder, as he would be in any country respecting the rule of law. In Israel’s case, settlers control the legal, judicial and political system. So they literally get away with murder.
Tikun Olam is the first media outlet to report that Yered was both the ringleader at the Dawabshe protest and an accessory to the Mit’an murder.
Yered is also the settler taunting the Dawabshe family in the video above. I’m profiling him because he is an exemplar of the most violent and homicidal of the Hilltop Youth, the sharp spear of the settler vigilante militias. He and his fellow terrorists are also photogenic and eager to exploit Israeli media to spread their genocidal message. The TV news shows reciprocate by featuring them regularly. It is part and parcel of the Judeo-terror method of influencing the national agenda and normalizing mass anti-Palestinian violence. I’ve translated his interview in this Facebook video:
Yered (2017): The main reason I refuse to serve in the IDF is that it follows values of goyim. Its values aren’t Jewish. In the Torah it says if you fear that a soldier may die, you can kill a thousand Arabs. But the IDF does just the opposite. Its mission is to keep things quiet. Whoever makes “noise,” the army will silence. They don’t want to kill [Palestinians]. The don’t want to do the true solution [eliminating Palestinians].
I won’t wait for the terrorist to come and murder me, then I will kill him. I will kill all of them before this [the terrorist comes to murder me]. It makes no difference to me to kill them all, because they may be terrorists.
There were [Biblical] wars in which God said to exterminate all of them [the enemy tribe]: men, women, babies, and even all the livestock. All of them–why are the animals guilty? But what God says, we do.
If people used their heads and stopped with all sort of nonsense–that they won’t do this and they won’t do that, and who’s guilty. Guilty? Even if he [the Palestinian] didn’t do it [he’s guilty]. But he doesn’t do it because he’s afraid. Whenever he has the opportunity he will kill Jews. Even if he doesn’t, he will support [the ones who do].
This is unvarnished genocide. Such a person would be tried and imprisoned in any other Western country. Any country respecting the rule of law. Any country not controlled by homicidal maniacs.
Of course, the Torah does not teach you can “murder a thousand Arabs” under any circumstances. But Yered’s rebbe has brainwashed him with this genocidal teaching. This raises another troubling issue: the settler educational system is nothing like a public school as we know it. It is a breeding ground for terrorists. A training ground for terrorists. In prisons, prisoners will often learn from hardened criminals how to perfect their skills and then take them to the outside when they’re released. In the settlements, you don’t need prisons. All you need is a school with a rabbi with a poisoned mind, and before you know it you have a cadre of youth whose minds have all been twisted with hate. They, in turn, will go out in the world and inculcate their poison in the minds of scores of others. That’s how you create a nation that normalizes mass murder. That’s how Hitler perpetrated the Holocaust.
Note also that Yered has risen through the terror ranks: in 2018 he merely defiled the memory of a dead baby; and advocated genocide on TV. Last month, he actually was an accessory to murder. In another year or less, he will complete his apprenticeship by murdering his very own Palestinian victim.
Russia has its Pioneer Youth. Nazi German had Hitler Youth. Israel has its Terror Youth. In Hebrew they sport the banal name Hilltop Youth, Naarey Ha’Gvaot. I call them Naarey Ha’Terror. Another one of “the youth,” Dror Shamir, also featured in the Facebook video, tends toward arson as his murder method of choice. This is especially troubling in light of the 2015 arson murder of the Dawabshe family:
Someone [a Palestinian] from Nablus came and perpetrated a terror attack. We went and entered his house. No [army] jeeps. We didn’t need that. No vehicle. We came [to his house] entered and burned it down. Outside, we wrote: the people of Israel live.” That’s all. We left and that’s how we create deterrence.
Yered is also featured in a second video, a TV documentary also featuring the “media stars” of the Hilltop Youth: