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מקור ביטחוני: ישראל התנקשה במכוון בבני המשפחה של “זרש”,וא’אל אל-דחדוח, כתב ערוץ אלג’זירה בעזה
Israel has furthered ratcheted up its scorched earth policy toward Gaza. Not content with murdering 7,000, including over 2,000 children, destroying 42% of the homes, making 1.4-million homeless refugees, and forcing one-third of the medical facilities to shut down–it’s commanded the Shin Bet and IDF to assassinate six key leaders of Hamas AND their families. That was my report yesterday based on an informed security source.
Channel 13 journalist Zvi Yehezkeli admits Israel purposefully and premeditatedly murdered the family of Al Jazeera Gaza bureau chief Wael Dahdouh: “Generally we know the target. For example, today there was a target: the family of an Al Jazeera reporter. In general, we know.” https://t.co/sOJk8uNMMc
— David Sheen (@davidsheen) October 26, 2023
Today, the same source told me that the murder of the family of Al Jazeera bureau chief, Wael Dahdouh, was a deliberate assassination intended specifically to render him a widower and childless. His wife, daughter, son and grandson died in the attack. The source added: “Dahdouh got his punishment following the secret Amalek order.” It is a war crime to murder journalists and an even worse crime to murder innocents because of their relation to them.
Dadouh told the media:
“They take revenge on us in our children?” he said, kneeling over his son’s bloodied body, still wearing his protective press vest from that day’s work.
Clearly, the “Amalek directive” I described in yesterday’s post not only calls for eliminating political figures, but journalists and their families. When asked what specific act had caused Israel to kill his family, the source said it was “because of his secret activities, and not his open activities [as a journalist].” Murdering a journalist’s family for any reason, whether for his secret activities or otherwise, is a despicable crime against humanity.
An Israeli reporter for Channel 13 said:
“Generally we know the target. For example, today there was a target: the family of an Al Jazeera reporter. In general, we know.”
Israeli censorship forbade reporting the killings. When Israeli media watchdog, 7th Eye, asked the IDF to confirm his account it issued a denial, which was a deliberate falsehood. The reporter told the outlet that he had misunderstood the censorship order and not intended to violate it.
I am reporting here the uncensored version of the story.
These killings come in the wake of stories of Israeli plans to “shut down” Al Jazeera. In an attempt to mollify Israeli officials, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to the Qatari emir and asked him to tone down Al Jazeera’s coverage of the war. Blinken also recounted to American Jewish leaders the same story to convey US support for Israel. Obviously, Israel was sending a message to the news outlet and Blinken that they would take matters into their own hands. These murders were the result.
In the 2014 war in Gaza, Israel deliberately destroyed an office tower which housed several media outlet offices, including Al Jazeera. It was a clear message to hinder or stop media coverage of its slaughter, which murdered 2,300 Gazans. The current war death toll dwarfs that one.
The source told me that Israel’s security apparatus has a codename for Dahdouh, Zeresh. She is a character in the Book of Esther, which describes an attempt by a Persian king to exterminate the Jews of the kingdom. The king’s advisor, Haman, is a mastermind of the plan. His wife, Zeresh tells her husband that he must murder, Mordechai, Esther’s father and a key Jewish leader. As the king’s wife, she foils Haman’s plan and instead Haman and all his sons are hung, by order of the king. This renders Zeresh a childless widow, a punishment for her plot to destroy the Jews.
Right-wing Israelis use the stories of Haman and Amalek to justify their genocidal impulse against Palestinians. The latter are, like all those in history who sought to eliminate Jews, a nation seeking to destroy the Jewish people. Therefore they must suffer the same fate as those earlier enemies. The analogy is, of course, false and it is merely an attempt to legitimize Israeli genocide through Biblical sources. Since the Bible is considered a sacred text and viewed by many Jews and gentiles as historical truth, using it to justify killing Palestinians. adds legitimacy.
If the world needed any further evidence that the Israeli plan is a direct parallel to the Nazi Holocaust, this is it. The question becomes–will the world stand idly by as it did during WWII, permitting the genocide? Or will it learn a lesson from history that it must intervene before it occurs to stop it?