why isn't the gush emunim considered a terrorist organization?
look them up. they're terrorists, right? where does the international community stand on them?
- Anonymous10 years agoFavorite Answer
Apparently it IS considered a terrorist organization:
"Gush Emunim Underground was a militant organization formed by prominent members of the Israeli political movement Gush Emunim, that existed from 1979–1984. The group's highest profile plot was to destroy the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.
In 1980, the Gush Emunim Underground carried out a series of car bomb attacks against Palestinian officials. As a result of these attacks, Bassam Shakaa, the mayor of Nablus lost both of his legs and Karim Khalaf, the mayor of Ramallah lost one of his legs.
In 1983, three of its members were involved in a retaliation attack following the murder of Aharon Gross, a yeshivah student in Hebron. In broad daylight, two men entered the Islamic College of Hebron, spraying bullets and tossing a grenade. They murdered three students and wounded thirty-three.
On April 27, 1984, Shin Bet agents arrested 15 people with ties to Gush Emunim. The suspects were taken into custody immediately after placing bombs under six Arab-owned buses in Jerusalem. The arrests followed an extensive two year investigation led by the head of the Serious Crimes Division and employing ninety policemen . The bombs were set to detonate on Friday afternoon as Muslim worshipers returned home from celebrating Isra and Mi'raj. A week later security forces raided the settlement of Kiryat Arba, finding a cache of stolen regional defense program weapons and explosives linked to the bomb plot. A string of arrests followed with police bringing in a number of settlement and political leaders, including future Knesset member Eliezer Waldman and Rabbi Moshe Levinger. Twenty-five of the arrested Gush Emunim members were tried on a host of charges relating to the plot to destroy the Dome of the Rock, the 1983 attack on the Islamic College, the attempted assassination of West Bank mayors, the aborted bus attacks and a few other incidents. Three of the men,Menachem Livni, Shaul Nir and Uzi Sharbav were sentenced to life in prison for their roles in the Islamic College attack. Their sentences were commuted three times following the Jibril Agreement and on their 1990 release the three were hailed as "heroes" by leaders of the Gush Emunim movement. The Gush Emunim Underground caused a rift in Gush Emunim. The existence of a violent underground had, until the mass arrests, been dismissed by most Gush Emunim members as falsehood circulated by Peace Now to discredit the movement. The majority condemned the Underground's unprovoked killing of innocent civilians and contempt for secular law.