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Leftists at Rally: 'Time for War,' 'Barak – Murderer'

Nationalist NGO calls to investigate leftist incitement at Tel Aviv rally.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 12/15/2011, 6:02 PM

Nationalist grassroots student group Im Tirtzu asked Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein to launch an investigation against leftists who incited against the Defense Minister, the IDF and Israel.

The incitement is recorded in a video (mostly in Hebrew) apparently shot by the protesters themselves and placed on Youtube.

In a letter to Weinstein, Im Tirtzu chairman Ronen Shoval wrote that the demonstration recorded in the video took place on Saturday evening, December 10, at the Kirya military quarter of Tel Aviv, following the death of an Arab rioter named Tamimi.

The group chanted slogans like "5…6…7…8… Israel's a fascist state," "The IDF is a terror organization, no excuses will help," and "Barak, Barak, Defense Minister, how many children have you murdered till today?"

The video also shows speeches by the demonstrators that include harsh incitement. One says: "I really do not feel that this is the time for quiet vigil – I feel that this is the time for a great anger, that this is the time for war… If we are going to die then it should happen in resistance… We need to go fight every Friday."

Shoval noted that just four days after the protest, graffiti referring to Tamimi was scrawled on the door of the IDF Spokesman's Unit in Tel Aviv. He asked Weinstein to take action against the inciters in order to prevent attacks on the IDF and its property.