Israel decided to use torture against itâs own, as the internal intelligence service, last year, struggled with the uncovering of a murder case against the Palestinian baby Ali Dawabsha and his parents, Riham and Saad. They were killed on July 31, last year, in their home, in the village of Douma, when Israeli settlers threw a Molotov cocktail into the house.Excerpts of the fundamentalistsâ plan
According to the PNN, the case has evolved from not only a cold-blooded murder, but also the unveiling of a political scandal. Behind the murder of the young family was a network of illegal Jewish settlers with a fundamentalist plan to get Israel to collapse in favor of a new messianic kingdom of Israel where the occupied Palestinian areas are today.
âInitially would all Arabs and non-Jews be warned that they were to leave the country. In the second phase, the plan was immediately to kill all who refuse to leave the country, including women and children.â
Interrogations have, according to Israeli journalist Ben Caspit, led to the unveiling of a Jewish underground network which upholds the sensational goal of evoking a political and violent chaos that was to cause Israel to collapse, and with the right to expel or kill Christians, Muslim and other non-Jewish citizens (‘goyim‘).
Caspit has, in the magazine al-Monitor, described how the underground network would promote its fundamentalist revolt by killing Arabs.
Reportedly, the expectation was to pit the Arab world and the international community against Israel, undermine the authority of the central government and create chaos that would lead to a revolt. Then, during the revolt, the reins of government would be placed in the hands of those believing in the supremacy of the Torah over democracy.
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The murder of the Dawabsha family was not the networkâs first act of violence. The intelligence service was already on the trail of Jewish fundamentalists who previously had put churches and mosques on fire in the West Bank.
But, according to Israeli press, the murder and the heavy-handed interrogation of the Israelis led to the unveiling of the plan to get Israel to collapse.
The case has attracted attention in Israel. The Jewish underground network that threatened Israel from within has, according to Caspit, been covered by 30-40 activists who have carried out terror against Palestinians.
In addition, another group of about 100 young settlers have supported acts of terrorism and even been part of the fundamentalist network, residents of various illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank.
According to the Israeli commentator, further several hundred, and âperhaps several thousand â, have supported the networkâs idea to seek that Israel be replaced by a Judaic kingdom.
Controversial use of torture
Defense lawyers of the three Jewish Israeli youth who were arrested and charged with the murders, according to forward.com, complained that their clients were blindfolded, deprived of sleep and beaten as part of the interrogation.
Education Minister Naftali Bennett, considered the settlersâ chief spokesman of the government, defended the police:
âThose like we, who support the Shin Betâs actions against Palestinian terrorism to save Jewish lives, cannot resist (these actions, ed.), when applied against Jewish terrorism,â said Bennett, according to the Times of Israel.
The Israeli human rights movement BâTselem, which often criticizes the mistreatment of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli custody, has also complained in this case:
âPeople during interrogation must, under no circumstances, be subjected to maltreatment and torture,â said BâTselem.
According to Caspit, the security services reckon that the incident in Douma was one of the formative causes for the eruption of the Palestinian revolt wave that broke out in October.
âThe perception, that Israel hurries to solve Arab acts of âterrorâ but is not capable of subduing Jewish terror, aroused much agitation among the Palestinians and, also, internal criticism in Israel.â