By Theodore Shoebat
Remember the church that was burned down in Israel last month? I remember reporting on it when it took place, affirming that it was indeed fanatic Jews, who hate Christ, who perpetrated the crime. People were very upset at me, and received numerous messages from people that it must have been Muslims because — to their minds — Jews would never do this. Here at Shoebat.com we do not mind have disagreeing views presented, and equally we do not pull back from responding to these opposing positions. I wrote the article on the arson attack, affirming
Fanatic Jews in Israel, who hate Christ, went to the church where (according to Church tradition), Jesus fed the 5000 and spray painted graffiti in Hebrew that called Christians idolaters.
All of the evidence that I had read at that time, indicated that it was Jewish radicals, especially the graffiti, calling Christians “idolaters”:
The day after I published this, our contributor, BI, wrote a responding article entitled, “Remember The Story Posted Here About “Fanatic Jews In Israel Who Attacked And Burned A Church?” Now There Is Doubt That It Was Done By Jews”, which expressed doubt that the attack was done by Jews, and suggested that it was done by Muslims, writing:
Israeli police immediately suspected arson due to the fact that the fire started simultaneously in different areas and because graffiti in Hebrew was found on a wall outside the church stating, “Idol worshippers will be eliminated.” (Muslims are the ones who repeatedly accuse Jews and Christians of being “idol worshippers”) … Christians all over the Middle East are persecuted and slaughtered by Muslims because they are seen as “idol worshippers.” Furthermore, the attack took place on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan, when traditionally there is a spike in terror attacks against non-Muslim targets in the Middle East.
But now it turns out — through DNA and surveillance evidence — that the arson attack was done by Jews, with the Israeli police righteously arresting three fanatic Jews, and prosecutors in Israel have already come to the conclusion that they are the culprits behind the crime. I did a whole video on this, with details, photos of the criminals and my own commentary:
According to one Jewish source:
The indictment in the burning of a Galilee church marks the first time the police’s West Bank division for nationalist crimes has solved such a case, the police say.
The authorities used DNA evidence and were able to achieve an indictment even though the accused kept silent during their interrogation and stayed in harsh conditions under the custody of the Shin Bet security service.
Torchings of churches and mosques became a serious phenomenon in Israel starting in 2009. In such cases, the division for nationalist crimes of the Judea and Samaria Police District seeks suspects among Jewish extremists.
On Wednesday, two men were indicted for the arson attack on the Church of the Loaves and Fishes on the northern end of Lake Kinneret. Yinon Reuveni, 20, is the main defendant.
Yehuda Asraf, 19, was indicted for assisting him and providing the getaway car. The church stands on the site where Christians believe Jesus handed out the loaves and fishes.
The two defendants are allegedly members of a radical organization suspected of being responsible for other hate crimes.
The first lead after the arson incident was mixed. A security camera near the church filmed a Subaru in the parking lot, but the people emerging were indistinguishable.
The breakthrough was triggered by other footage. Reuveni was filmed at the Latrun service station pumping gas into a two-liter bottle, which was later found at the burned-out church, the police say. Revueni was also seen entering the adjacent store, they say.
In the church footage, the two figures hesitated on their way back from the church. The police found a glove with sweat that matched Reuveni’s DNA, they say.
According to prosecutors, this should be enough to show that Reuveni was present at the scene and had acquired the means to commit arson.
If convicted, Reuveni is expected to receive a punishment more severe than the one handed down recently to three right-wing activists. In a plea deal, they each received 30 months in prison for torching a Palestinian-owned car.
Reuveni lived in the Givat Habaladim outpost near the Binyamin region settlement of Kokhav Hashahar. The place has become a point of friction with local Palestinians. According to the Shin Bet, Reuveni would leave from there to set mosques on fire.
According to another Jewish source, “A third suspect was indicted in the alleged arson attack on a historic church in northern Israel.”
These Jewish who commit this violence are under the antichrist and are possessed by his spirit. We as Christians must face up to evil when it happens and not take sides. Its not just Muslims who are attacking Christians, its everyone who is under the spirit of Satan. We should not take sides and say, “Oh they are Jews, they are excused; oh they are Muslims, they are not excused.” Evil is evil no matter who commits it. With this we should say to these wicked people, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” (John 8:44)
All those who hate Christ, hate truth — for Christ is the Truth — and they hate life — for Christ is the Life — and they follow their father the devil, who was a murderer from the beginning . Now I tell you, instead of fighting over which heretic is better, let us instead do the will of God and help our brethren who are being persecuted in Pakistan.