Army Radio vs the IDF?

Army Radio 'exposes' IDF base protecting road leading to Jewish town from rock and firebomb attacks.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

A "pillbox" army base
A "pillbox" army base
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A reporter for Army Radio on Monday morning said the IDF has established a new army base in the Arab town of Hursa, in the south Hevron Hills.

According to the report, the base is being built [unnecessarily] to protect the residents of nearby Negohot, even though the road to their town passes through an IDF-controlled area.

Social media users responded angrily, saying that Army Radio has become a tool of the extreme leftist "Peace Now" organization, and harms the IDF and Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria.

Activist Erez Tadmor wrote, "I am familiar with the road connecting Negohot to the other Hevron Hills towns, from my time on reserve duty. This road is extremely dangerous. It's one of the most dangerous roads in Judea and Samaria."

"The reason is simple: In 2006, after arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat completely burned the Oslo Accords, then-Defense Minister Ehud Barak decided to give the area containing Negohot's road to the Palestinian Authority, claiming Israel had promised to do so in the Oslo Accords. In return the PA gave local residents countless rock attacks, firebombs, explosives, and sometimes shooting attacks."

Arafat is considered the father of modern-day terrorism. Under his leadership, the Fatah terrorist organization and the Palestine Liberation Organization carried out numerous deadly terrorist attacks on Jewish and Israeli civilians, including plane hijackings, bombings, and mass shootings. He died in 2004.

"Years later, the IDF woke up and realized that if the Oslo Accords are worthless in the eyes of the PA, the IDF must protect the Jewish residents of the area," Tadmor explained. "So they set up a pillbox base at the most dangerous spot on the road.

"Army Radio, the 'soldiers' radio,' the radio run by the army, criticized the IDF's decision to set up an army base protecting local residents. For them, the Palestinian Arabs' - the ones who tried literally hundreds of times, if not more, to murder Jews on this road - are the victims. For them, the IDF is guilty of violating the Oslo Accords by attempting to protect Jewish 'settlers' who travel this road, which is, to them, 'illegal.'

"Of all the shameful things Army Radio has done over this years, this is certainly one of the worst. It is despicable."




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