Last Wednesday, five soldiers of the elite Givati (infantry) Brigade of the Israel Defense Forces were arrested on suspicion of using unreasonable force against a Palestinian suspect in El Bireh, near Ramallah. They were interrogated, and put under investigation by the military police investigation department.
The supposedly damning evidence against them was a film clip disseminated by B’Tselem – a so-called human rights organization that has received millions from the American Jewish organization The New Israel Fund (NIF) - in which Ansar Asi, a 25-year-old Palestinian, is seen standing anxiously at the entrance to a storage room and a short time later is violently arrested by five armed soldiers, who drag him through the short passageway. According to B’Tselem, Asi was at work when clashes erupted between IDF soldiers and Palestinian youths in the area, on October 6, 2015.
The video clip shows the soldiers forcefully arresting Asi in the storage room – but an Israeli rapper, “Shadow” (Yoav Eliasi) and thousands in the Israeli public were convinced something was amiss and set out to find evidence that could prove that the 25-year-old Palestinian was not as innocent as B’Tselem claimed.
As Israeli media is widely reporting tonight, “The film clips came from Arab news stations, and within a day a picture was found showing Asi participating in the rioting,” according to Eliasi.
Charges against the soldiers were dismissed and they were cleared of all suspicion.
Benny Yanay of Consensus, an Israeli military organization which represents more than 3,000 members of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), stated, “The New Israel Fund acts against Israel — against the soldiers of our country. It is supported by foreign governments and organizations so that Israeli soldiers will be weakened.”
Without the help of the Israeli public, Israeli soldiers would have been in a lot of trouble, due in no small measure to extremist American Jews who fund the New Israel Fund, including Temple Israel of White Plains and The Jewish Communal Fund.