Haaretz, Sep 4, 2017
Before you know it, the Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson's Office will also be saying that peace activist Rabbi Arik Ascherman attacked Israel Defense Forces officer Osher Ein-Gal. It’s just the type of falsehood that has appeared more than once in its responses to questions about Israeli soldiers who attacked Palestinian civilians, and it was all that was missing from the fantastical account it provided me of a recent incident.
In brief, I had asked if when Ein-Gal had kicked a row of spikes under the slowing car being driven by Ascherman, he was following the procedure at flying checkpoints. The spokesperson's office basically responded that Ascherman had driven over the spikes of his own free will. With four occupants in his car [....]
And here is what the IDF Spokesperson’s Office had to say:
[...] “The Mevo’ot Yericho area has been quiet for years, until in recent months anarchist activists began arriving, creating violent friction there.”
Oh, where are the good old days when the settlers threatened and attacked as they pleased?