The rabbi who participated in the radical right-wing wedding that caused a firestorm of controversy was recently filmed condemning the Shin Bet and accusing its agents of collaborating with Arabs to murder the Dawabsheh family in Duma – a crime believed to have committed by radical right-wing Jews.
"It is known that all the acts they seek to attribute to Jews were committed by Arabs," Rabbi Daniel Stavsky declares in the footage obtained by Ynet on Friday. "And the agent provocateurs in the Shin Bet's anti-Jewish department did it to frame them."
Rabbi Stavsky is associated with the extremist "hilltop youth" and an influential figure in their movement. As of publication, it was not clear whether the rabbi stayed after the wedding ceremony to witness the dancing and displays of hatred.
"In the dark basements of the Shin Bet's department, severe, cruel torture is inflicted against innocents, as well as sexual harassment and cruel crimes against humanity," the rabbi asserts in the clip.
Stavsky announces in the video that when it is ultimately discovered that Arabs were involved, the Shin Bet's Jewish errorism department will surely be disappointed. "A military-dictatorial regime that is against the Jewish residents has for years been ruling Israeli territory liberated from the Arab occupier in Judea and Samaria," Stavsky says in the video.
In contrast, about 50 rabbis from the Religious Zionist movement issued a special statement condemning price tag attacks and expressing support for the Shin Bet.
"We denounce and find detestable all expressions of hate and violence like 'price tags' directed at Arabs," read the statement. "These actions are in complete contradiction with the Torah of Israel and Jewish morality. We support the Shin Bet and all security forces."
The police announced on Thursday that it was opening an investigation into the wedding after the video showing guests dancing with guns and Molotov cocktails, and stabbing a photo of murdered infant Ali Dawabsheh, was leaked.
In material not yet released to the public in the Shin Bet's possession, the guests allegedly are seen setting fire to the Molotov cocktail and burning the photo of Ali Dawabsheh. One of the photos shows a boy of about 12 holding two guns.
Arrests in the Dawabsheh murders have led to accusations that Shin Bet interrogators tortured the suspects, and on Thursday the security service's investigations department said that it had been authorized 11 days prior to use ‘ticking bomb’ investigative techniques on Jewish terror suspects, which include using physical pressure. The authorization came after it became clear during interrogation that their partners in crime, who are not in custody, were about to carry out other attacks.
In the past, human rights groups claimed that Shin Bet interrogators tortured Palestinians, arguing that the "ticking bomb" methods include sleep deprivation, lack of light, deafening music and shaking. The use of extreme interrogation methods is permitted only if the objective is foiling attacks that are already underway – not if questioning is meant to solve a past case.
The Shin Bet denied accusations of sexual harassment electrocution of suspects, among other things.