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B’Tselem will not longer be passing complaints to the military law enforcement department as to “no longer help a whitewash mechanism” after years of the employees of B’Tselem collaborated with the military law enforcement system, passing them complaints, testimonies, images and videos, sometimes before even publishing them.

Few if any will be sorry about this organization’s decision which came last week after, according to the organization, only 25 of the total of Palestinian complaints ended with a bill of indictment since the year 2000. The IDF has responded: “We make sure to look into and investigate every complaint in order to reach the truth.”

The organization said that the decision “has brought us to the realization that there is no longer any point in pursuing justice and defending human rights by working with a system whose real function is measured by its ability to continue to successfully cover up unlawful acts and protect perpetrators.”

B’Tselem finally realized, then, that they are full of it, that they interrupt the security system from doing its job and that they have become a nuisance. That’s how it goes when you’re biased and see things in black and white.

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Another deadly weak on the roads. Another week where traffic police officers are nowhere to be seen. This isn’t the police’s fault. The minister in charge of it is occupied with the question of whether or not to return the bodies of terrorists. The minister of finance is busy preventing budget-mania as a result of the coalition expanding and the prime minister is having nothing to do with the matter.

As I have already written, if Israel has the same number of casualties of terror as people dying in car accidents, the country would be in an uproar. But traffic accidents are accepted here as something obvious.

The government, the same helpless government who is not taking care of terrorism, is not allocating relatively small sums of money to the police force, which could allow it to strengthen the presence of traffic police on the roads.

And so the roads of Israel are at the mercy of “road thugs” and drivers who while driving get on with multiple tasks with no one to prevent them from doing it.

So a weak government fails its job to eliminate terrorism. This might be road terrorism, but according to numbers it is just as bad as that of knives and improvised weapons.

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Attempts to smuggle into Gaza equipment which can be used by terror organization continue. Some are foiled, some are successful.

At the same time Israel keeps transferring massive amounts of cement into Gaza, which helps build stronger tunnels.

People know this in Israel but no one is willing to make the decision of stopping this foolishness for fear that the “world” might blame Israel in disrupting efforts of rebuilding Gaza after the damage that was caused to it in operation Protective Edge.

Even a right-wing government which on the outside acts all tough is giving in to nonsense spouted by the “world” and helps Hamas build more tunnels and fortifications. This isn’t just being stupid, it’s a pure essence of stupid.

Arie Egozi iHLS editor-in-chief
Arie Egozi
iHLS editor-in-chief