The religion of peace is at it again:Rabbi Says Okay “To Shoot Arab Arsonists”
The wildfires raging in Israel fuelled an equally intense blaze on social media, where hashtags like “Israel is burning”, “the Zionist entity is burning” and “Tel_Aviv_IsBurning” became top trending phrases on Arab social media over the past 24 hours.
The arabic translation of the tweet below is: All the best to️ ☺ fire
— مشاري راشد العفاسي (@Alafasy) November 23, 2016
While the Palestinian Authority offered to provide assistance to Israel to douse the three-day old inferno, Palestinians as well as people in the Arab world are posting inflammatory messages on Twitter and Facebook to celebrate the destruction in the neighboring region.
Israeli authorities have blamed the fires on Arabs and non-Jewish arsonists, calling the incident an act of “terrorism”. The blaze has forced close to 80,000 people to flee their homes.
Israel’s police have reportedly arrested several men on suspicions of igniting the fire.
— Kay Wilson (@kishkushkay) November 24, 2016
However, people in the Arab world, especially the Palestinians, believe Israel is being rewarded for its own cruel deeds of the past. Some are even praying for more destruction across the country.
Ynetnews quoted a Twitter user as saying: “All of Israel’s neighbors must aid it—I suggest they send planes filled with gasoline and rain it down on the burning areas. I want to inhale the smell of barbecue from the Zionists.”
Another user wrote: “God, add more fire to them until it is their end.” –IBTimes
An Israeli rabbi issued a ruling on Friday saying it was kosher to break the Sabbath to shoot Arab arsonists setting wildfires in the Holy Land.
Shmuel Eliyahu, chief rabbi of the northern city of Safed, was asked if the Jewish day of religious observance and abstinence from work beginning Friday evening may be desecrated to stop the suspected firebugs.
“By a miracle people have not been burned alive, but we are not supposed to rely on miracles,” Eliyahu wrote on Facebook, Israel news site Ynet reported.
“It’s certainly permitted and commanded to violate Shabbat to stop the fire and the arsonists. And if necessary, also to shoot them,” he wrote.
The rabbi added that if authorities would have shot those who set blazes in the northern cities of Haifa and Carmiel, as well as the religious community of Beit Meir near Jerusalem, “we would have been spared from this disaster.”
“I hope that the chief of staff and the police commissioner will give clear instructions to soldiers and police officers and civilians which reflect the fact that these acts of arson continue — because it is their responsibility,” he wrote. – NYP
Benjamin Netanyahu is acting like a real leader should and condemning every act of arson, calling it, “an act of terror”:
— i24NEWS English (@i24NEWS_EN) November 24, 2016