Netanyahu says Israeli snipers are doing ‘holy work’

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Days after an Israeli human rights group urged soldiers to refuse orders to shoot at Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip along the fence that divides the occupied territory from Israel, a group of left-wing Israeli activists approached soldiers stationed along the border and called them “terrorist.”

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday responded by defending the military for their “holy work,” and accused the activists of “outrageous absurdity.”

Netanyahu told his cabinet, “I see the outrageous absurdity that people are going up to IDF soldiers, who are defending them from annihilation, and are calling them terrorists.”

“They attack the IDF soldiers who act to thwart this destruction. There can be no greater absurdity. I think that every day, but especially today, we are all aware of the great contribution that the soldiers of the IDF make to the security and future of Israel,” he continued.

Netanyahu added that Israeli soldiers “need to do their holy work,” and referred to the Palestinian protesters as “terrorist.”

Hours later Netanyahu’s spokes person Ofir Gendelman commented on social media that Israeli soldiers are carrying out a “holy mission of defending Israel.”

The prime minister is not the first to accuse demonstrators in Gaza of having ties to terrorism.

The Israeli military has alleged the demonstrations are “riots” and charged that Palestinians carry firearms. However, protest organizers have said the crowds are non-violent. While Palestinians have burned tires during the confrontations and thrown stones towards the fence, media outlets reporting on the ground have also observed that there are no guns among the tens of thousand of protesters.

During the last day of marches on Friday, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian journalist, Yaser Murtaja, who had recently received a grant of more than $10,000 from the State Department. In the aftermath of his killing Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman stated Murtaja had ties to Hamas. Israeli media criticized the Liberman’s labeling as baseless.

Organizers of the Great March of Return have called for weekly Friday protests over a six-week period, culminating mid-May. During the last two weeks of protests near the fence Israeli forces killed 30 Palestinians and injured more than 2,860, according to Gaza’s ministry of health.


**Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statement as an apparent response to a campaign organized by the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem. The statement Netanyahu made was directed towards activists who harassed Israeli soldiers along the border with Gaza. Updated, April 13, 2018, 2p.m. 

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Given the on-going Zionist crusade to “reclaim” the “Land of Israel”, I suppose it makes sense that the IDF is doing “holy work” for their religion-supremacist “Jewish State”.

The Nazis also thought they were doing holy work ridding Eurpe of Jews. So Ntanyahu’s comments confirm that the Ziofascist project is on a par with Nazi Germany. Thanks for confirming Mr. PM.

Is this the “holy” work that Schumer says the Palestinians reject (blames the Palestinians for not believing in) when he assigns blame to them for the lack of “peace” in Palestine?

RE: Netanyahu added that Israeli soldiers “need to do their holy work,” ~ Deger MY COMMENT: Yes, boys and girls of the IDF, shock the monkeys (i.e., “sons of whores”, “little snakes”, etc.). Shock ’em good! Shock ’em real, real good! Do it for Sheldon Adelson (Netanyahu’s American benefactor)! Fox the fox Rat on the rat You can ape the ape I know about that There is one thing you must be sure of… Read more »

Bibi and his Freudian slips.
He meant .338 caliber size holes.