Thursday, May 12, 2005
Here's the latest victim of Anti-Disengagement harrassment:
Israel National News reports:
For the second time in a month, policemen arrived yesterday at the home of a prominent disengagement opponent, demanding he coordinate his activities with them.
Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpe has been in the forefront of Chabad-Lubavitch pro-Land of Israel activities for over 25 years, and is one of the heads of Chabad's International Task Force to Save the Nation and Land.
The police "put on yarmulkes and were very friendly," the rabbi told Arutz-7 today, "and interrogated me about my anti-disengagement activities. They actually told me that I must coordinate these activities - such as planned road-blocking - with them in advance. I told them that such a demand shows that the police have totally lost it. Though I'm not involved in road-blockings, the whole point of it is to confuse and occupy the police, I told them - so why would I want to tell them about it in advance?"
Rabbi Wolpe, who lives in the southern-region city of Kiryat Gat, said that one of the policemen presented himself as responsible for disengagement affairs in the Israel Police Southern District.
He told them, "You are cooperating with a war criminal who is planning to expel 9,000 Jews from their homes. I have no problem going to jail; I've already asked my wife to prepare my bags. You are a 'thought police that arrests innocent people."
Another similar police interrogation also took place yesterday in the Kfar Saba police station. Natan Englesman, a Likud Party member who is known to be an opponent of the disengagement plan, was interrogated for "taking too many pictures" during a Holocaust Memorial Day event last week. Both Prime Minister Sharon and Natan's mother took part in the event.
Englesman said that the police told him that he photographed too often, "and that is not legitimate... Know that you are under supervision; we are keeping our eyes open."
The mental battle for Israel is in progress.