Civil War in Israel?
Defence Minister Ehud Barak, leader of the Labor Party, has declared war on well over half the Jews of Israel who voted for the Right. And Prime Minister Netanyahu, is letting him.
Why would Netanyahu allow Barak to start a civil war that has all the ingredients of demolishing not the settlements in the end, but Israel itself? What has Barak got over Netanyahu?
It's an ugly story, but now if ever, it has to be told. First, an overview:
Leaked IDF memo details tactics to enforce settlement freeze
The Israel Defense Forces will use air reconnaissance and photography
to detect violations of the freeze on settlement construction in the
West Bank, as well as special forces raids on violators, according to
a leaked internal army memo obtained by Haaretz.
The document, issued by officers from the Central Command, details
the intelligence-gathering methods to be used to detect freeze
violations and plans to demolish illegally built structures.
Documented violations will be destroyed in lightning operations in
which the army will create a closed military zone so media will not
be allowed to enter. The document differentiates between what its
authors called "tactical surprise" and "strategic surprise."
First, there will be an effort at dialogue with settlers, the
document states. "On the tactical level, surprise needs to be
achieved...by blocking off the area with large forces so as to
All intelligence sources will participate in tracking violations, the
document said. "All agencies will be used, including the intelligence
branch of the command, the Shin Bet and regular troops."
First and foremost, the community will be isolated by
security forces. Cellular telephone transmissions will be jammed, and
the community will be closed to any and all members of the press.
While soldiers will not be in the front-line force, soldiers will
always be standing by, and called in should commanders determine the
situation demands the reinforcements. Soldiers are also being
instructed on the use of live fire.
The secret document, which has clandestinely reached Arutz-7, shows that the army is planning to enforce the government-ordered construction freeze on Jewish towns in Yesha with the help of six brigades, the entire Border Guard forces of Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem, Israel Air Forces helicopters and drones, the Shabak (Shin Bet) and police, intelligence forces, and IDF reserve units.