By Theodore Shoebat
Benjamin Netanyahu just recently made the warning that the mob violence which has been taking place in Israel is more dangerous to the country than Hamas or any other outside threat, which makes sense since Hamas — while being a force of destruction — is not an existential threat, whereas internal strife can tear the country apart. As we read in the Guardian:
Israel’s political leaders have said violent street clashes between Jews and Arabs inside the country pose a bigger threat than the escalating military conflict with Gaza.
The country’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, visited the town of Lod, where there has been rioting, burning of cars, destruction of property and violent attacks on individuals.
“We have no bigger threat now than these pogroms, and we have no choice but to restore law and order via determined use of force,” he said. In an earlier statement he said the country was fighting a battle “on two fronts”.
Israel’s president, Reuven Rivlin, said “a civil war [would] be a danger to our existence, more than all the dangers we have from the outside.”
I recently did a video on the chaos occurring in Israel and how there is indeed a prospect for civil war in Israel, not just between Jew and Palestinian, but between liberal and Right-wing Jews:
The report from the Guardian goes on to say:
Intercommunal violence, including beatings, stabbings, shooting and arson, has been reported across the country, from Beersheba in the southern Negev to Tiberias and Haifa in the north. A television journalist was attacked in Tel Aviv.
More than 400 people have been arrested, and border police have been redeployed from the occupied West Bank to towns inside Israel. “We’re in an emergency, the defence minister, Benny Gantz, said in a statement.