Kobi Nahshoni
March 8, 2011 - 1:00am

SOS Israel Chairman Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpo called on West Bank settlers living in outposts and their supporters to use violence against soldiers and officers who use crowd dispersal means during evacuations.

In a radio interview Saturday night, Rabbi Wolpo estimated that Israel was heading toward a civil war. "The army decided to fight against settlers and against the people and State of Israel.

"So when Jews or Arabs come to destroy houses and shoot rubber bullets, like what happened in Havat Gilad, we need to fire rubber bullets back at them. If they come to beat us – we need to beat them back," he asserted.

"These terrorists clad in black – their faces concealed, without tags or names – how should we know if they are Jewish or Arabs or terrorists? If they come to fight me, I will fight them back. We are not talking about a normal police or normal army…there's no one to talk to – the special police unit beat us as if we were Nazis," added Wolpo.

'No need for Hamas'
The SOS Israel chairman harshly criticized Israel's leaders and institutions, calling Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak "oppressors," and referring to the High Court of Justice as "low" and the "foreign agent of terrorists."

During the interview, Wolpo claimed that given Israel's current judges and leaders, there is no need for Hamas and other enemies. "The country is crumbling and will end up like Libya and other places," he warned.

"It will probably come down to a war between Jews, to our great dismay – and it's not the settlers who are initiating it – it’s the army that is fighting them and wants to inflict on them the same fate as was inflicted on the residents of Gush Katif. We will not let this happen," he said.

Despite the grim outlook, Rabbi Wolpo remained positive, stating that they will soon re-inaugurate the demolished outposts.

"Nowadays we have two individuals who shoot at citizens – Gaddafi and Barak," he said, adding that "just as it hasn’t helped Gaddafi, it will not help Barak either."


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