The foreign-funded NGO Breaking the Silence (BtS) is a pernicious organization dedicated to slandering and besmirching the good name of the IDF. It goes around the world levelling accusations against the IDF, accusing it of human rights abuses against Palestinian prisoners or civilians, both in war time and during regular patrols or confrontations in Judea and Samaria. However, when the IDF asks BtS for details of such crimes in order to investigate them, they suddenly turn the silence on themselves and won’t divulge the details. This does not stop them from going abroad to spread Israel’s bad name in the West and create yet more enemies.
The accusations bandied about by BtS have outraged serving and former IDF soldiers and officers who feel personally slighted and slandered by these charges, and they have now formed an organization, Ad Kan (lit: Up to here) of their own to counter BtS. They have produced several videos to refute and disprove the terrible lies spread about them. Sadly the videos are only in Hebrew for the moment, but I will post a couple here for your edification.
Recently however they discovered that BtS have gone even further over the line (as the far left and Israel’s haters always do in the end) and have moved from simply making up stories to “fishing expeditions” to try to discover military secrets, and are now on the verge of being charged with espionage, as Elder of Ziyon quotes from Arutz Sheva:
Channel 2 news broadcast highly incriminating video evidence Thursday evening filmed with hidden cameras by nationalist group Ad Kan, which shows ultra-leftist group Breaking the Silence engaged in what appears like espionage activity against the IDF.
‘Breaking the Silence has crossed another red line,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said after the report was aired. “The investigative security forces are looking into the matter.”
The videos were gathered by Ad Kan’s undercover agents who infiltrated Breaking the Silence over a three-year period.
They show Breaking the Silence activists questioning ex-IDF soldiers – who are, in fact, Ad Kan agents – about details of the IDF’s security operations and equipment along the border with Gaza. The questions relate to how Hamas tunnels were discovered, what special forces were deployed and when, what kind of gun is deployed atop an IDF robot vehicle and more.
None of these questions have anything to do with allegedly immoral activities by the military in Judea and Samaria, which Breaking the Silence claims to be interested in exposing. Instead, they appear to be aimed at gathering intelligence about sensitive IDF operations along the border with Hamas.
In addition, a female Breaking the Silence activist revealed to an agent that she enlisted into the IDF’s Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria with the express purpose of gathering information about it, since she had been in touch with Breaking the Silence before she enlisted.
EoZ informs us that now, at least part of the explosive video has now been subtitled in English:
I can’t wait for all the Ad Kan videos to be translated. It is of utmost urgency.
Today is Ta’anit Esther, the Fast of Esther, commemorating her 3-day fast before she went in to King Achashverosh to plead for the life of her people who were sentenced to death by wicked Haman. In the words of the Megillah, Mordechai told Esther “For if you remain silent at this time, rescue and safety will come from another place”.
Similarly, we too must not remain silent about the lies and pernicious slander of “Breaking the Silence”. Our very lives and the lives of all Israelis depend upon our own breaking the silence.