Rabbi from Jewish Terrorist Group Killed in West Bank Resistance Attack

Posted: 15 Jamad-ul-Awwal 1423, 26 July 2002

Occupied Jerusalem: 25 July, 2002 (IAP News)- A Rabbi from a Jewish terrorist organization was killed and another seriously injured early Thursday morning when their car came under fire outside an illegal Jewish settlement in the northern West Bank.

An Israeli occupation army spokesman said the dead person was a Rabbi from Gush Emunim, a Judeo-Nazi movement advocating the expulsion or extermination of all non-Jews in Palestine.

The Palestinian resistance group, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, declared its responsibility for the attack.

The group said the attack was in retaliation for the killing two days ago of more than fifteen Palestinians, including ten children in a residential area in Gaza.

The principal terrorist actions of the Gush Emunim were carried out between 1980 and 1984. In 1980 car bombings of five West Bank Arab mayors resulted in crippling two of the mayors. In 1983, the Hebron Islamic College was the target of a machine gun and grenade attack that killed three Arab students and wounded thirty three others. In 1984 an attempt was made to place explosive charges on five Arab buses in East Jerusalem. This plot was foiled by agents of Israel's internal security force, Shin Bet, leading to arrest and prison sentences for eighteen members of the underground. The security services also uncovered a well-developed plan to blow up the Dome of the Rock, one of Islam's most sacred shrines, on Al-Aqsa Mosque complex in east Jerusalem's.

Gush Emunim rabbis have continually reiterated that Jews who killed Arabs should not be punished. By relying on the Code of Maimonides and the Halacha, Rabbi Ariel stated, "A Jew who killed a non-Jew is exempt from human judgment and has not violated the [religious] prohibition of murder."