Breaking the Silence Spokesperson Found to Have Lied About Assaulting Palestinian

We have already covered the lies of anti-Israel organization Breaking the Silence (BtS) quite a bit on here, with my previous post last week showing one of their ‘activists’, Avner Gvaryahu, stumbling in his web of lies.

Now it has emerged that another of their ‘activists’ has been found by an investigation of the State Attorney’s Office to have lied about a supposed assault to which he had confessed.

And he would have gotten away with it too, had it not been for that meddling palestinian man who told the truth.

The State Attorney’s Office closed its investigation against the spokesman of the left-wing Breaking the Silence group Thursday after concluding that his confessed assault of a Palestinian man had never taken place.

Police had opened a probe against Dean Issacharoff after he claimed at a rally in April that he brutally beat the man during his service as an IDF officer in Hebron.

In September, authorities managed to track down Hassan Julani, the Palestinian Issacharoff said he had assaulted. While Julani confirmed that he was indeed arrested in February 2014, as Issacharoff had told police, the Palestinian insisted that no violence was employed in order to apprehend him.

Accordingly, the State Attorney’s Office announced Thursday that it had decided to close the assault investigation against the NGO spokesman “after the investigation revealed that the events he described did not occur.”

Responding to the State Attorney’s decision, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted, “Breaking the Silence lies and slanders our soldiers internationally. Today, in case anyone had any doubt, this fact has received further proof. The truth wins.”

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, who had approached Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit with a request to probe Issacharoff in June, also welcomed the decision to drop the case.

“It turns out that the Breaking the Silence spokesman is a liar defaming the State of Israel in front of the world,” she said in a statement Thursday. “Kudos to his comrades in his company who refused to remain indifferent and were unwilling to remain silent while he lies. It is good that the truth has come to light about this organization, which is making money at the expense of IDF soldiers and Israeli citizens.”

Naturally, BtS are crying foul, claiming the palestinian was coerced into making that statement. Naturally, they have no proof this was the case, and given their propensity to lie, I am sure they are lying about this too.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media