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Failed Police Raid in Beit Shemesh

June 7, 2017 - Beit Shemesh, Israel

Early morning Tuesday, at around 3.00 AM,a large police force raided the Heftziba neighborhood in Beit Shemesh, in an attempt to arrest the well-known anti-Zionist activist Shlomo Zalman Weissfish, apparently in connection with last month’s demonstration in front of the home of the head of the IDF's Manpower Directorate, Maj. Gen. Moti Almoz, in Moshav Kfar Tavor in the Lower Galilee.

At that time the demonstrators distributed flyers that read: “Moti Almoz, head of the Manpower Directorate, who sells his soul for money: How long will you burn the souls of the sons and daughters of Israel in the crematorium of Auschwitz – the army of destruction? Know that there is justice and there is a Judge!”

Weissfish, who has served numerous sentences in Israeli prisons for his non-violent protests against the Israeli government and its actions, was not at home at the time. Nevertheless, after breaking down the door with a sledgehammer, the police let out their frustration by causing considerable damage to the apartment during their search.

Scores of neighbors, awakened by the noise, voiced their protest to the police actions; when the police left empty-handed, they broke out in song: "Take counsel and it will be annulled; speak a word and it will not succeed, for G-d is with us. (Isaiah 8:10)”

To see a related video, in which a young child of Weissfish describes his father’s Chanukah in Israeli prison, click here

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