Monday, September 19, 2005

IDF to Blame for Arab Looting

Those of us who thought Arab looting in Gaza was due to the moon being in Virgo now find that we were sadly mistaken: It's the fault of the Jooos.

When will we ever learn?

Here's a start. Let's see if we can get it right next time.

"Arabs Ransack Homesh, IDF Stays Away"

By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Arab looters overran the demolished Jewish community of Homesh in northern Samaria Saturday. Israel has retained authority for the area, but the government did not send troops to stop the rampage.

Several days earlier, soldiers and police entered Sa-Nur, another former Jewish community, to forcibly evict scores of Jews who had returned. Knesset Member Eliezer Sandberg (Shinui) demanded that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon "deal with the Palestinians in Homesh with the same determination with which he dealt with the evacuated settlers."

Hundreds of Arabs brought in tractors and wagons and ripped down electric poles and stole metal, wooden and plastic materials and burned rubble. Several Arabs also looted in Sa-Nur, despite the presence of IDF soldiers who were stationed to prevent Jews from returning to the site.

Israel has allowed the Palestinian Authority (PA) to deploy its police force in the northern Samaria, but both the IDF and the PA have abandoned Homesh, giving local Arabs free and unsupervised access. The IDF said it does not prohibit Arabs from being in the area on condition they do not take control of land or buildings.

Arab officials in nearby cities blamed Israel for the rampage, claiming it was a result of Israel's unilaterally expelling Jewish residents and withdrawing IDF forces. [More]

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