Shin Beth: Sharon was about to give the West Bank; Strook: "Sharon Destroyer of Israel"
"Sharon was among the greatest constructors of the Land of Israel, and its greatest destroyer"—Member of the Knesset Orit Strook
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British Tony Blair declared love to Sharon. He had a black kippah skullcap on his head, in the style favored by Ultra-Orthodox Jews. He was shown speaking with Gilad and Omri, Sharon's surviving sons. They used no skullcaps; thus creating the odd image of non-practicing Jews talking with a kippah-wearing Gentile.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews do not consider Sharon a Jew. Sharon and his family were fanatic humanists; he used skullcaps only when forced during official events. His sons were unlikely to appreciate Blair's gesture.
Completing this odd scene, Blair ended his speech with three Hebrew words meaning "Be his remembrance blessed."
Her extremism is tangible. She referred to the Dome of the Rock, al-Aqsa, and the other Muslim sites still active on the Temple Mount as "archeological sites." This is an eerie reminder that Israel plans a Third Temple.
While Sharon's body was still warm, she said "Sharon was among the greatest constructors of the Land of Israel, and its greatest destroyer. He, who knew how to defeat terror, transformed the land's south into a terror-stricken zone. His immense decisiveness and his capability to decide and act allowed great achievements but also calamities.
"Next to the recognition and thank you for his contribution to the State of Israel, it is impossible not to thank also God, blessed be his name, for having taken Sharon out of our public life before he managed to strike the West Bank settlers with the same calamity he imposed to those who lived in Gaza."
Shortly afterwards, an odd article bearing the mark of the beast, the Shin Beth secret police, was published. It explained the reasons behind MK Strook's odd obituary.
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One of the studied insults mentioned yesterday was that Sharon was not buried in the Nation's Greatest area of the Mt. Herzl Cemetery in Jerusalem, where former prime ministers and presidents are buried. His grave will be near Gaza, within the family's farm.
After the British withdrew in 1948, the Fort of Latrun was handed over by them to the Arab Legion. Subsequently, the Jews lost access to Jerusalem from the coastal plains. On May 24, 1948, days after Ben Gurion declared independence, the fort was assaulted by the combined forces of Israel's newly created 7th Armoured Brigade (still active), and a battalion of the Alexandroni Brigade. Ariel Sharon, a platoon commander, was wounded at Latrun along with many of his soldiers. The assault was unsuccessful, sustaining heavy casualties.
On June 1, 1948, a second attack failed. Many of the Israeli fighters were young WWII survivors who had just arrived in the country and had no military training; they were slaughtered. It was neither the first nor the last time Ariel Sharon committed war atrocities.
The horrific events were commemorated in a Hebrew song which was named in Arabic: "Bab el-Wad," which means "Shaar HaGay," "Gate of the Narrow Valley." It is popular during memorial days, and despite the intentions of its writer, it is probably one of the best anti-war songs ever written. The failure of the two Zionist attacks, led to the opening of the Burma Road* on June 9, 1948.
This delicate detail was probably the insult that would have hurt Sharon the most. The body of the major general was forced to wait at the site of his most profound military defeat.
Shin Beth Speaks
By law, IDF officers, Mossad and Shin Beth personnel are forbidden to give interviews unless approved by the political echelons above them. This is often bypassed by leaks to leading journalists or interviews with former commanders of these democratic paragons.
The Shin Beth secret police is especially close to newspaper Haaretz. On the day of the funeral, it published an article entitled "Sharon was planning diplomatic moves beyond Gaza."
The disengagement plan was approved by the Knesset on October 26, 2004. On November 30, Sharon hosted two U.S. senators in his office, Chuck Hagel, who is now defense secretary, and Joe Biden, now vice president. Their report had been leaked by WikiLeaks in the past, and was confirmed by Haaretz today.
Sharon stressed to Biden and Hagel that he was committed to making peace with the Palestinians despite the major domestic struggles he would face "from a left that has no power, and a right which was totally opposed to his initiative." The report added that Sharon assured them that if disengagement went off successfully, the Road Map could then be implemented in stages, as had been envisioned by then-U.S. President George W. Bush.
On December 27, 2004, Sharon met with Sen. Joseph Lieberman and told him that after disengagement, he wanted to return to implementing the Road Map, on condition that the Palestinians fight terror.
In his summary of that meeting, then-U.S. Ambassador Dan Kurtzer wrote that Sharon had no intention of stopping the Gaza withdrawal, but planned to take far-reaching steps in the West Bank and Jerusalem. Kurtzer noted that Sharon put emphasis on annexing the major settlement blocs, implying he would concede other parts of the West Bank, and that while he would not even discuss dividing Jerusalem, he would consider handing over some Arab neighborhoods, "but not the Temple Mount, Mount of Olives or the City of David."
The settlements blocs to be annexed were not disclosed, but they must have included Hebron, Gush Etzion, Modi'in and Ariel.
"It is impossible not to thank also God, blessed be his name, for having taken Sharon out of our public life before he managed to strike the West Bank settlers with the same calamity he imposed to those that lived in Gaza," MK Strook said.
In parallel, the Shin Beth disclosed that her fears were true. Sharon was about to evict most settlers from the West Bank. Not surprisingly, a cerebral stroke hit Sharon before this was implemented. Strook knows who gave Sharon an induced stroke.
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* Two high profile generals are related to Latrun. Sharon is the better known, the second was David Daniel Marcus, a United States Army colonel who assisted Israel during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and became Israel's first general. He was killed by an IDF soldier when he was mistaken for an enemy infiltrator while returning to Israeli positions at night, near the Monastere Notre Dame de la Nouvelle Alliance in Abu Ghosh, between Latrun and Jerusalem.
+ In July 2005, opponents of the Gaza pullout plan recited the Pulsa diNura in the old cemetery of Rosh Pina, asking the Angel of Death to kill Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Israel's Prosecutor refused to charge those who uttered the curse, claiming that their prayers were aimed at God and not to specific persons, thus they were not instigating violence. Oddly, Shin Beth agent Avishai Raviv instigated the assassin but was absolved by Court. He just followed orders.
Just where the metropolis ends, a 70m high hill emerges out of the otherwise strikingly plain ground. Yet, the plane crosses it and lands at an asphalt runway that appears at the last moment just across the Ayalon Highway from the Hiriya Waste Dump.
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