(IsraelNN.com) Former Chief of the General Security Service (Shabak) Ami Ayalon, now a Knesset Member, revealed Thursday night that Margalit Har-Shefi did not realize that Yigal Amir intended to assassinate Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin. She was convicted in 1998 of failing to prevent the murder. In 2001, she began a serving a nine-month prison term, which was terminated by President Moshe Katzav after six months.Ynet has a lengthier quote from Ayalon:
Ayalon made the disclosure at a meeting with Labor party supporters in Ashkelon, but he did not explain why he kept silent until now. "Har-Shefi did not know that Yigal Amir wanted to murder the Prime Minister," MK Ayalon said. "I know this from intelligence and was head of the intelligence agency."
"הר-שפי לא ידעה שיגאל עמיר רוצה לרצוח את ראש הממשלה. אני יודע את זה מודיעינית, אני הייתי ראש השב"כ. היא שילמה מחיר על הבריחה של המנהיגות החברתית ושל הרבנים שלא שמו קווים אדומים, אותם רבנים שהוציאו דין רודף לא עמדו לדין. אני יודע שהיא לא העלתה על דעתה שהוא יהרוג את ראש הממשלה. הר-שפי היתה חלק מהמציאות המטורפת".My translation:
"Har-Shefi did not know that Yigal Amir wanted to murder the Prime Minister. I know this from intelligence and was head of the intelligence agency. She payed the price of the fleeing of the social leadership and the Rabbis that did not lay down red lines, those Rabbis that applied din rodef were not prosecuted. I know that she never thought that he would murder the Prime Minister. Har-Shefi was part of the crazy reality."
Crazy reality indeed! I remember in the days following the Rabin assassination how the Israeli MSM reported that Margalit Har-Shefi was the "mastermind" behind the assassination! The web was still in its infancy in 1995, but I was able to find this quote from Time:
Intelligence sources say that only three of the suspects--Yigal, his brother Hagai and their friend Dror Adani--made up a self-appointed cell of executioners and will be charged with plotting to kill Rabin. Margalit Har-Shefi, 20, a female student at Bar Ilan University, was the latest suspect to be arrested. When she was taken to court, police described her as a "central and dominant figure" and part of the "inner circle" with the other three. But intelligence sources say Har-Shefi, a friend of Amir's, was most likely to be guilty only of teasing him to follow through on his boasts about killing Rabin.
Those four and the others in custody shared the mind-set of Jewish extremism, and made plans to attack Arabs. But security officials believe the suspects outside the inner circle may have known only generally about the assassination plot and failed to stop it. Last week Avishai Raviv, the acknowledged leader of the secretive extremist group Eyal, was released under house arrest, indicating he was probably not involved in the assassination itself. It is thought he may have turned state's witness. But investigators are not finding it easy to crack all the suspects. While some, like Hagai Amir, quickly told police what they wanted to know, Yigal has offered only intermittent cooperation aside from his confession, and others are not breaking down as hoped. The investigators have long experience successfully grilling Palestinians, but they cannot apply the same harsh psychological and physical methods to Israelis: the law forbids many such techniques except to prevent an imminent act of terror. Meanwhile, the milder pressures--sleep deprivation, no clean clothes, no visits with attorneys--have failed to elicit all the information police are seeking. Investigators, "are still in considerable darkness," says an intelliegence source.
A good part of the "crazy reality" was a virtual reality created by the Shabak by means of their agent provocateur Avishai Raviv!
In any case those few sentences from the mouth of Mr. Ayalon prove that he is not worthy to be the Prime Minister of Israel. If he knew that Har-Shefi was innocent, why didn't he inform the police and/or the prosecution? Why did he let an innocent young woman go to jail? Why did he let her reputation be sullied? I know that I do not the next Prime Minister to be a coward, someone who bends over backwards to please the Israeli MSM and the so-called "elites". If Ami Ayalon knows of Rabbis that broke the law, why doesn't he name names so that they be prosecuted? And why should the non-prosecution of the alleged inciting Rabbis be an excuse for society to make Har-Shefi pay the price?
I hope that the Har-Shefi family will be able to sue the authorities for all the damage that they caused them. I also hope that Ami Ayalon will not be the next Prime Minister of Israel. Come to think of it, he is not worthy to have any position of responsibility.
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