" AFSI CHAIRMAN STRONGLY CRITICIZES EHUD OLMERT FOR THE UNPRECEDENTED VIOLENCE AGAINST JEWISH DEMONSTRATORS
It has been reported that the violence against a group of demonstrators in Amona resulted in over 144 wounded who were evacuated to hospitals in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Eleven people were evacuated by IDF helicopters and six are in serious condition. Close to 300 others were treated in a medical tent giant tent nearby.
One injured protestor said, 'We were standing in the front line, with no intention of using violence or anything, and all of a sudden the police just rained down on us with horses and clubs...�
AFSI chairman, Herbert Zweibon states: �Olmert�s use of violence against the demonstrators in Amona was unprovoked and brutal.�
�Ehud Olmert apparently believes that he impresses his supporters with this violence and that his election bid will be strengthened. That is yet to be seen. It is more likely that his brutality will backfire. The images of police brutality may be the beginning of the end of Olmert�s career - especially since what happened in a Amona seems a clear message that Olmert would �unilaterally disengage� from all of Judea and Samaria in spite of Hamas� victory - turning the heart of Israel into Hamastan.�
'The victory of jihadists in the recent Arab elections has given pause to almost all Western leaders, but Olmert�s response has been callous and brutal disregard for patriotic Jewish citizens of Israel. The body politic of Israel will react with sorrow and the imperative for new leadership.' "