A Chabad rabbi has called to strike back at soldiers in the same way they act
against settlers, predicting a civil war among Israel’s Jews.
has decided to fight against the Jewish settlers of the Land of Israel,” Rabbi
Shalom Dov Wolpe, head of the Eretz Yisrael Shelanu movement, told Israel
Radio’s religious Reshet Moreshet station last week. “So when Jews or Arabs come
the way they did at Gilad Farm to destroy homes, and they shoot rubber bullets,
they should have rubber bullets shot back at them. And if they come to beat
people, they should be beaten back,” he said.
“I hate saying this, but it
looks like it’s unfortunately approaching a state of war between Jews,” the
rabbi told the radio station. Wolpe, who is not considered part of the
mainstream settler leadership, also compared Defense Minister Ehud Barak to
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
“There are currently two leaders who shoot
at citizens – Barak and Gaddafi,” he said. “Neither will get away with it.”