Daily Israel Report

Samaria Leader: Blame Netanyahu for Attack on IDF

Netanyahu’s “is lying and playing dirty” and is to blame for the attack on an IDF base Monday night, says settlement leader Daniella Weiss.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 12/14/2011, 2:47 PM

Daniella Weiss
Daniella Weiss
Israel news radio photo

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu “is lying and playing dirty” and is to blame for the attack on an IDF base Monday night, settlement leader Daniella Weiss told Israel National Radio talk show host Tamar Yonah Tuesday night.

“Netanyahu, who now is so brave attacking the settlers…is the cause of everything that happened” at the Ephraim military base near Kedumim she said. "The violence was “a result of the horrible partition of the Land of Israel. Netanyahu and [Defense Minister Ehud] are responsible for everything that is taking place."

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Weiss previously has said that “price tag” violence against government policy is distracting nationalists from what she says is the proper way to act – erecting caravans and tents on hilltops throughout Judea and Samaria.

She also dismissed the description of an “IDF base” being infiltrated by approximately 50 youth, who also vandalized vehicles.

Weiss said, “It was an army base [but has been] transformed into a camp from which military forces act to destroy settlements… You cannot call a base of destruction an army base. They [the youth] tried to prevent bulldozers from leaving what was a former army camp.”

Weiss, a former mayor of the city of Kedumim that is located next to the base, accused Prime Minister Netanyahu of psychologically dividing the country by creating a conflict between idealists and leaders of Judea and Samaria.

She declared, “This serves to create distortion of settlers to make it easier to demolish their homes.

“He is lying and is doing exactly what Sharon did,” referring to former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who carried out the expulsion of more than  9,000 Jews in northern Samaria and Gaza, in direct opposition to his declared election platform to build up a Jewish presence in all of Israel.

Netanyahu is “lying and playing even dirtier because he is touching the heart of the Land of Israel,” Weiss asserted. “He was elected on the Greater Israel platform of the Likud party and spoke against it” in his Bar-Ilan University speech two years ago, when he declared that he supports dividing Israel by creating a Palestinian Authority state within Israel’s borders.

“The Prime Minister is cheating his own nation,” according to Weiss. “He is selling out his homeland.”

The Likud party platform states, "The Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza are the realization of Zionist values. Settlement of the land is a clear expression of the unassailable right of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel and constitutes an important asset in the defense of the vital interests of the State of Israel. The Likud will continue to strengthen and develop these communities and will prevent their uprooting."