Anarchists will Go Back to Anti-IDF Violence as Tents Fold

IDF officer tells MK Eldad anarchist violence in Judea and Samaria was at a low during tent protests.

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Gil Ronen,

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The IDF is preparing for a resumption of anarchist violence at Bilin, Naalin and other hotspots in Judea and Samaria as anarchists leave the "housing protest" tent cities and return to their "regularly scheduled" program of violence.

During a recent tour for Knesset members, an IDF officer told MK Prof. Aryeh Eldad (National Union) that there was a marked reduction in anarchist violence at Bilin and Naalin over the summer, because the anarchists were busy taking part in the tent protests in Tel Aviv.

The officer assessed that the IDF "will now be meeting [the anarchists] in the friction spots. They will go back to torching fields, hurting farmers and confronting IDF forces."

In an interview with Arutz Sheva, MK Eldad refused to name the officer. He said that the man mentioned the assessment in a matter-of-fact tone and did not even realize the implications for the organizers of the "social protest," which the Israeli press has been touting as a bona fide non-political movement.

MK Eldad mentioned the investigative report by Maariv's Kalman Libeskind that placed US Democratic strategist Stanley Greenberg behind the protest. 

"The fact is that these same anarchists succeeded in bringing out to the streets tens of thousands of Israelis who thought they were protesting about their private pain – a real pain about the price of baby food and rent," he explained. "Now that the tents are being folded, the IDF commanders who confront (leftist provocateur) Ezra Nawi every week will have to shift gears because they are returning to their arena, and as September approaches they [the provocateurs] intend to set the place alight."