From Breaking the Silence

April 16, 2014 by  
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Jamie Hyams and Adam Shapiro of The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council have claimed on these pages that allegations aired on the ABC 4 Corners Program “Stone Cold Justice” were “old – some going back to incidents that were alleged to have occurred almost a decade ago.”

Specifically, Hyams and Shapiro were referring to the story of an array of settler attacks on Palestinian children in 2005 that led IDF soldiers to escort the children to their school in the village of at-Tuwani in the South Hebron Hills.

It is spectacularly ironic that just a couple days ago, on April 9th, the same settlers from the illegal outpost of Ma’on Farm attacked a group of 18 young children on their way to school. Two young girls had to be evacuated and hospitalized due to the settlers’ barrage of rocks. At the time, the IDF escort was in their vehicle rather than escorting the children on foot and made no effort to exit the vehicle to prevent the attack. The next day, on April 10th, the IDF failed to arrive to escort the children so they were forced to take an alternati ve path that cut near Ma’on Farm. An international activist caught two young settlers on tape attacking the children once again. Thankfully, no one was hurt in this altercation.
Hyams and Shapiro of AIJAC first claimed that our testimonies were anonymous and unverifiable. When that turned out to be wrong, they changed gears and referred to our testimonies as dated and irrelevant. Now that this has turned out to be wrong, we look forward to the next line of argument AIJAC will cook up in order to avoid contending with the harsh reality of daily life in the Occupied Territories.
Yehuda Shaul


4 Responses to “From Breaking the Silence”
  1. To settler supporters, the world is flat. We have one here.

  2. Paul Winter says:

    Thanks for the tape regarding the “attack”. It shows two males using sling-shots and nothing else. We are supposed to believe that they are child attacking “settlers”. The video focuses on the slingers from nearby and from a distance, at one stage from right behind them. And not once is a claimed or injured target – Arab school girls -shown. NOT ONCE!!! Nor for that matter is the place, date or time given.

    I do appreciate the Pallywood production for again confirming that Breaking the Silence does nothing other than defame Israel and its modus operandi it to use dubious unverifiable and in this case shoddy material in its anti-Zionistic campaign. Par for the course for a NIF fundee.

  3. Rami Reed says:

    Having looked at the u-tube video, all I could hear was Arabic being spoken and the use of sling shot is mostly typical of Palestinians during the Intifada. Looks to me that the whole thing was rigged by the foreign activists. Amazing how they always seem to be just in the right spot at the right time.

  4. Rami Reed says:

    Yehuda, you are wrong. Since your last post I took it on myself to view content on your website and agree with Hyams and Shapiro that most of your content is quite old. Furthermore the info is often second hand even third hand. Names are generally avoided making it difficult for army authorities to take action to deal with the allegations. The most important thing is that you decided to take your assertions to foreign sources rather than try to have resolution in Israel. In fact your whole campaign is geared simply to besmirch the army as much as possible. I served in the IDF for many years and cannot comprehend why your organisation is doing this.

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