Israel Defense Forces soldiers and a border police unit took over and closed down the Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburg's Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva in the West Bank Settlement of Yitzhar today after its students rioted and attacked local Arabs, IDF solders and equipment earlier this week.
Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburg
Racist, Violent, Chabad Influenced Yeshiva Closed By IDF
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Israel Defense Forces soldiers and a border police unit took over and closed down the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva in the West Bank Settlement of Yitzhar today after its students rioted and attacked local Arabs, IDF solders and equipment earlier this week, the JTA reported.
The yeshiva was founded by Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburg, a well-known Chabad figure with a history of extreme racism and support for Jewish terrorists. It is headed by him and by Rabbis Yitzhak Shapira and Yosef Elitzur, authors of the notorious racist book, The King’s Torah. Shapira is also a Chabad follower.
It is thought that the years long wave of so-called “price tag” attacks on monasteries, mosques, churches, and the IDF was conceived and instigated by Yitzhar yeshiva members.
The head of the Israel Defense Forces’ Central Command issued the eviction order against the yeshiva yesterday. A border police company is reportedly now occupying the building.
The IDF recently razed illegal structures at the settlement.prompting the riot against the IDF and new price tag attacks.
Eight men from Yitzhar have been arrested on charges related to the riot.
Six border police troops and two settlers were injured in the riot and an IDF guard post was destroyed.
“[The Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva] is a forward base for the execution of violent actions against Palestinian villages and the security forces in the Yitzhar region. The IDF and security forces view the recent violent occurrences and the disturbances to law and order as being serious and will employ all means to end this violence,” an IDF spokesperson reportedly said.