EXTREMELY GRAPHIC IMAGES – THE FRIDAY NIGHT ATTACK IN N’VEI TZUF

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Some of these images are highly disturbing. But the world is silent and we must not be. Don’t expect to see these graphic images in the mainstream media.

They are reminiscent of the Fogel Family massacre in Itamar, when a family was brutally murdered in their home by Palestinian terrorists.

Rest assured, the media will call this “workplace violence” or warped and twisted headlines will appear.

Do not just read this and feel the pain but pass it along. Demand a condemnation from your leaders! Contact your local media outlets around the globe.

The silence is deafening and a moral stand must replace political correctness!

REGARDING GRAPHIC CONTENT – THE YWN POSTING POLICY:

Some people have questioned Yeshiva World News’ decision to post these horrifying photos YWN is aware that the photos are graphic, which is why YWN consults its Rabbinic advisor whenever questions come up. The postings fit into one of three categories: 1] Do not post at all 2] Post with a warning of Viewer Discretion 3] Post with no caveat of Viewer Discretion.

In this situation, we were instructed to pursue the Geulah attack as a category 2. The rationale for the decision is two-fold:

1. Firstly, our ability to empathize and to be noseh b’ol chaveiro with our brethren in Eretz Yisroel is determined by actual seeing. There is a world of a difference between merely hearing about tragedies, and actually seeing what Klal Yisroel is going through. The Maharsha explains that Moshe Rabbeinu did not throw down and break the luchos until he actually had witnessed the hashchasa of Klal Yisroel in the Chait HaAigel. This is true even though Moshe had heard about what they had done from Hashem Himself.

Our Posaik believes that we should be empathizing with our brothers and sisters in Eretz Yisroel much more than we are doing now.

There is a halacha that one should not engage in P’ru uR’vu when there is a famine elsewhere. In Megilas Rus, Elimelech and his sons, Gedolei Olam, were punished because they did not empathize with their brethren in Eretz Yisroel. The Seforno explains that even Yitzchok Avinu needed to place Rivkah Imeinu in a position next to him, in order to empathize with her more so that he could more effectively daven for her to have children.

In a world steeped in gashmius and mosros – we could use a nudge to ensure that we are davening day and night for the victims of these horrific attacks as well as the safety of Klal Yisroel.

2. Secondly, the Jewish media is now the default go-to source of the secular media in matters that pertain to Eretz Yisroel. When the secular media and the secular government pick up on the material that the Jewish media posts, it has far-reaching ramifications. The government of Eretz Yisroel now needs more political support then ever in order to accomplish true protection. Askanim have told us of how invaluable this information actually is to their work.

The truth is that whenever decisions are made, some people are positively affected and some negatively. It would be incorrect for a parent to show the video to a very sensitive child. On the other hand, we should see it, and we should cry and daven. Moshe Rabbeinu himself had done this Mitzvah when he went among his brethren as the Pasuk tells us, “Vayar b’sivlosam.”

It should be noted, that the same decision was made when publishing the images of the horrific attack in Har Nof.

Hashem yevaraich es amo vaShalom.

– YWN Staff.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Typo: “In this situation, we were instructed to pursue the Geulah attack as a category 2.”

    I assume you mean the N’veI Tzuf attack?

    P.S. you can correct the article and not post my comment. I’d prefer not to leave such a mundane comment on such a setious article, just wanted to point out the typo.

  2. Please do not post graphic images on the cover of the post.
    If someone would like to see the images, they can click on the post and see for themselves.
    I don’t want to see the image when scrolling down the home page.

    (Please don’t post this comment, just correct the top picture.)

  3. Why did we have to provoke these murderers?! When you know that there are vicious murderers lurking, and just waiting for an excuse and a chance to kill, I believe people should act with caution, not with wild carelessness. We have for so many years kept off the har habayis. We knew that going there was asking for trouble. So what mitzva and chiyuv gave Yiden the right to provoke these murderers, and sic these mad dogs onto our brothers?!

  4. The world constantly demands that Israel should react with proportionate countermeasures.
    I think bibi should give a speech wherein he would say
    ‘The world has often condemned Israel for disproportionate responses.
    We has finally been convinced of the justice of such sentiments.
    Consider this a warning. The next elderly Arab man who celebrates the birth of a grandson together with his children should expect to get slaughterd like a sheep .
    In order to keep proportionality intact we will specifically target unarmed old men’

  5. Graphic images of a terrorist attack have nothing to do with misleading media headlines,
    and anyone who didn’t want to see graphic images will not see your call to action.