For a brief period following ramadan up until the past few weeks, there was a slight decrease in terrorist attacks in Eretz Yisrael, at least compared to the multiple daily attacks of the first few months of 5776 that as of the start of Elul 5776 had killed at least 34 and wounded hundreds.
The decrease in attacks led some people, all the way through the highest level of our human leaders, to think and even publicly proclaim that the recent terror wave has been “contained.”
That has again been proven false.
It may be worthwhile to remember the context of the beginning of this year’s intifada. Shortly before the end of 5775, (August 2015L), a highly publicized murder-arson in the village of Duma was the latest launching pad for false accusations against supposed “Jewish terrorists,” who the government themselves later admitted were not the perpetrators.
A large number of Jews were arrested without probable cause and at least three were placed under “administrative detention”, a questionable legal status that is a remnant of the legal code from the days when britain ruled this land more than 70 years ago.
Those placed in “administrative detention” are incarcerated without being charged with a crime, and have no basis for appeal. It was designed for use against enemy combatants, not citizens.
Once rogue elements in the government (presumably members of the erev rav) who usually are the loudest screaming about “democracy” decided to use an anti-democratic archaic statute in the most undemocratic manner against their fellow Jews, apparently the decree was issued Above for the beginning of the current intifada.
Even so, from the time of the start of the illegal detentions until the first attacks during Sukkot 5776, was still a “grace period” of at least a month and a half in which had people come to their senses and rectified the injustices against their fellow Jews punished with “administrative detention”, maybe the current intifada could have been avoided.
Fast forward to following Purim, 5776, and only one tzaddik of those administratively detained was still incarcerated. Each Jew is a world, and an injustice against even one Jew cannot be allowed to go unpunished.
So the intifada continued and two terrorist punks decided to stab soldiers in Chevrone. One stabbed a soldier and was then himself shot dead, and the second was “neutralized,” shot but not yet dead. Alert soldier Elor Azariya perceived the terrorist moving around on the ground after being shot, and suspected that he intended to detonate an explosive belt hidden underneath his large coat in 77 degree F weather, and for the sake of public safety, TO PROTECT JEWISH LIVES, did what any caring person would do, which is shooting dead the already wounded terrorist.
That is what conclusively needed to be done and what should have been done. Yet again along came rogue elements in the government, immediately condemning and incarcerating and charging the soldier with criminal behavior, when in fact, he is a Hero.
So Meir Ettinger has Thankfully been released after 10 months of hellish “administrative detention” (during which he was prevented from attending the breet meelah of his own first-born son), but the “Jew against Jew” injustice didn’t end there because a righteous soldier who made the correct decision TO ELIMINATE THE TERRORIST is being persecuted and also incarcerated without any valid basis.
So if anyone mistakenly thought the intifada was finished, remember Elor ben Oshra! Pray for his immediate release (at the morning bracha of “mahteer ahsooreem” and saying Tehillim/Psalms 56; 142:6; and 79:11).
He should be released not only for the holidays of Tishrei 5777, but permanent, true, complete freedom without ever being returned to jail again after this wrongful incarceration.
Pray for his secular legal exoneration in the current sham trial against him in court, if for any reason the persecution (NOT a spelling error!) is not ended before that legal trial in court is concluded, and it needs to be ended right away with the legal proceedings against him in court being terminated and thrown out of court completely right away, never to be restarted or pursued further at all ever whatsoever in any other legal forum either.
Pray that Elor ben Oshra be appointed to lead the army, and once the invalid, improper and psuedo self-righteous “Jew against Jew” detentions, imprisonments, prosecutions, persecutions and discrimination are ended (including completely preventing the forced evacuation of Ofra, Amona, and anywhere else the erev rav threatens to eradicate Jews from our Homeland), then we can expect a subsiding of intifada terrorist attacks as well.