Diplomacy & defense

Palestinian women look at the damage to a home in the West Bank village of Duma on August 4, 2015, after it was set on fire by suspected Jewish extremists killing 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsha
'Sometimes we’re fed up only destroying property... So we want to torch a house and its inhabitants'

Moshe Orbach, a 24-year-old radical right-wing activist, was sentenced to two years' jail by the Rehovot Magistrates' Court for authoring a "handbook" instructing fellow Jewish extremists on how to carry out terror attacks, Walla reports.

Orbach, from Bnei Brak, wrote a document called "Kingdom of Evil," in which he detailed the "necessity" of attacking non-Jewish property and people as well as laying out practical advice to do so.

The document was part of the evidence found during the investigation over the June 18 arson attack at the Church of the Multiplication in northern Israel.

An entire chapter is devoted to torching houses, which the document ranks as the most violent option for a "price tag" attack.

Orbach was charged last month with sedition, incitement to violence and possession of racist materials. The last time an Israeli Jew was charged with sedition was during the 2005 Gaza disengagement, when large numbers of activists organized to try and disrupt the pullout.

In the court ruling against Orbach, Judge Menahem Mizrahi wrote about the "destructive" potential of the document, saying that a meaningful punishment was needed in order to deter Orbach and others from creating similar materials, Walla says.

"The courts will not take lightly actions that have the power to harm the delicate fabric of the population in Israel," Mizrahi added.

The instructions Orbach gave in the book mirror the arson attack that took place in the Palestinian village of Duma in the West Bank last July, when three members of the Dawabshe family were murdered after their house was set on fire.

“Sometimes we’re fed up with only destroying property and we want to deliver a blow that will clarify to the accursed that if we could we would…. So we simply want to torch a house and its inhabitants,” the document says.

"This is an attempt to murder, considered much more gravely by the Zionists,” it adds.

In addition to the two-year prison sentence, Orbach has also received six months' probation, according to Walla.

A recent Shin Bet investigation into Jewish terrorism uncovered a loose network of radical Jewish "hilltop youth" in the West Bank. The group, who dubbed themselves "HaMered" ("The Revolt"), and who were responsible for a number of similar "price tag" attacks both inside the West Bank and in Israel proper, has seen several members arrested over recent months.


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  • YJDraiman
    September 30th 2016 - 04:56am

    Mahmoud Abbas the convicted terrorist
    Abu Mazen. Mahmoud Abbas (a.k.a. Abu Mazen). The leader of the Arab PA, was born in 1935. He was one of the founding members of the ‘Fattah’ and one of the senior-most members of the Arab/Palestinian front. Abbas is also the leader of the Arab Palestinian Authority. He is also the mastermind financier of the Munich Olympic massacre and the hijacking of the cruise ship Achille Lauro his men had killed the wheel chair bound Klinghoffer, they pushed him overboard. There is a criminal conviction against Mahmoud Abbas (a.k.a. Abu Mazen) with life in prison; he is an escaped convict with multiple murders. (There was also a reward for his capture by the German and U.S. authorities).
    Mahmoud Abbas aka Abu Mazen has been a part of the Fattah leadership and has helped formulate and finance all of the terror tactics devised by this group and now exported to Islamic terror organizations around the world. These tactics include assassination, plane hijacking, car bombs, and homicide bombers, child soldiers used both in Lebanon and Israel, and hate education. Now, Israeli and Western movers and shakers have been inclined to sacrifice and overlook his 50-year terrorist track record on the altar of delusion and wishful thinking, which has sanctified Oslo and its offshoots (the Hebron and Wye Accords, the Road Map and the Disengagement Plan). A U.S. colloquialism states: “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” Abu Mazen aka Mahmoud Abbas and his colleagues have fooled Israel and the U.S. and others since 1993. Are Israel and the world going to be fooled once again? Mahmoud Abbas aka Abu Mazen declared at his U.N speech in the summer of 2015 that he will not abide by the Terms of the Oslo Accord; therefore, The Oslo Accord is null and void. Israel can now retake full control and sovereignty over Judea and Samaria aka The West Bank.
    Abbas incites and promotes terror and violence; he supports suicide bombers and educates the children to hate and violence. Abbas and his people are also stealing hundreds of millions of dollars designated to help the impoverished Arab/Palestinian masses.
    YJ Draiman

  • James Spackman
    March 18th 2016 - 03:24am

    jailed and rightly so.....now arrest ABU MAZEN aka Mahmoud abbas, and charge him with incitement to terror, or at least aiding terror, maybe being an accessory before and after the fact..his incitement has already been proved, so what are the authorities waiting for..He endorses text books that are in the arab schools. he !rewards" muslim killers of jews. so what is causing the delay..charge him and put him on trial!