Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu publicly declared his support for radical Jewish settlers who disobey IDF administrative restraining orders that are supposed to keep them away from parts (or all) of the West Bank.
Racist Rabbi Backs West Bank Settlers Who Disobey IDF Orders
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Zionist Orthodox Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu is the son of former Sefardi Chief Rabbi of Israel Mordechai Eliyahu – a convicted terrorist who wanted to stage terror attacks against Israeli leaders to force them to adopt Orthodox Jewish law as the law of the State of Israel. The younger Eliyahu is a well known racist, a hard-right-wing radical, the state-funded Chief Rabbi of Tzfat, and a former candidate for the chief rabbi position his father once held.
Now Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu has publicly declared his support for radical Jewish settlers who disobey IDF administrative restraining orders that are supposed to keep them away from parts (or all) of the West Bank, Arutz Sheva reported.
The IDF can legally issue these distancing orders to West Bank settlers without bringing charges and without a hearing.
In 2007, the Knesset urged the IDF to use administrative restraining orders issued without court hearings only as a last resort.
In practice, several West bank settlers have reportedly have been repeatedly banned from parts of the West Bank, sometimes allegedly without an explanation.
“Any order telling a Jew to leave his home has a black flag waving over it. This is an order that contradicts the word of G-d. It is worth less than the dust on the ground,” Eliyahu announced. IDF soldiers are taught by the IDF to disobey orders if a moral “black flag” hangs over them – in other words, if the orders are clearly immoral.
Eliyahu’s statement was made in support of Boaz Albert, a farmer from the radical West Bank settlement of Yitzhar, known as a hotbed of Kahanist and and other radical and violent opposition to the Israeli government and to Arabs.
Albert was recently issued an IDF distancing order but publicly announced that he will violate it.
It was Albert's second such order; the first was issued in 2007.
When he did, he was arrested – an incident that reportedly raised the specter of police violence to national prominence. He still says that he will violate the order.
Eliyahu and others came to Yitzhar to support Albert. They danced and sang with him. They also visited his vineyard, which Eliyahu blessed.
“We came to give our support, and we were very impressed by this place and by the vineyard. We came to be part of the blessing here,” Eliyahu told Arutz Sheva.
“We came to tell Boaz, ‘You are our brother,’” he added.