Menachem Begin , like Netanyahu was another murderering thug of the right wing Israeli Likud Party ,actually its founder. Menachem Begin Israels 6th Prime Minister started out his political carrer as a Jewish terrorist. Awe the irony of it all.
Before the creation of the State of Israel, Menachem Begin was the leader of the Zionist terrorist group called IRGUN. Two years before the formation of the State of Israel, Menachem Begin's IRGUN carried out a murderous bombing attack on civilians at the King David Hotel , killing 91 innocents, mostly British , a crime for which he was never brought to justice . Begin's Irgun also attacked Acre Prison ,by kidnapping and hanging in cold blood, two British Sergeants, again he was never arrested for these crimes.
In 1948 Menachem Begin's Irgun terrorist organization struck again , this time attacking a peaceful Palestinian village of Der Yassin population 600. Under Begins orders 107 villagers were rounded up and shot, including men ,women and children, others were killed when Irgun fighters ran from home to home lobbing grenades. Again a crime for which Menachem Begin was never brought to justice.
Menachem Begins murderous streak didn't stop there. In 1982 now as Israel's 6th Prime Minister , Begin ordered the Israel invasion of Lebanon, in what was labeled a campaign to clear out what Israel termed , Palestinian Liberation fighters. Due to fighting, Palestinian civilians had fled Palestine seeking refuge and protection in camps inside the Lebanon border, these camps were called Sabra and Shatila.
On Sept 1982, at approx 6pm till the next morning light of 8am ,led by Right Wing Christian Militia leader Elie Hobeika, the right wing Christian Militia entered these camps and butchered 3500 unarmed men women and children , butchered as most were found stabbed ,hacked to death and mutilated . This while Israeli spot lights and flares lit up the night sky over the camps and Israeli soldiers blocked the exits from the camps preventing Palestinians trying to flee the carnage.
The head of this Christian Right Wing Militia Elie Hobeika during the Israel invasion of Lebanon and these Sabra ,Shatila killings , had been the paid liason officer to Israels Mossad. Hobeika also had been on the payroll of Americas CIA.
In 2001 bereaved families of some those 3500 killed in the camps, went to the courts inthe Hague, under a law that allowed foreigners to be sued for 'crimes against humanity'. Now a cast off by Israel and the US , Elie Hobeika , the mastermind of the Christian Militia killings in the Sabra and Shatila camps, had under immunity agreed to testify against Israels involvement in the brutal massacre of the 3500 Palestinian men , women and children, which he had been part of.
On January 2002 just weeks before he was to testify as the star witness against Israel's trial in the Hague , a bomb planted in Elie Hobeika's car blew up killing him and his body guards instantly. Hobeika was now forever silenced.
Interesting to note that the Israeli Minister of Defense during these massacres at Sabra and Shatila ,was none other Ariel Sharon and at the time of Hobeika's death from the car bombing , Sharon was the number one target of the trial against Israel. Ariel Sharon another Likud Party member who just happened to be Israel's Prime Minister at the time when someone planted a car bombing silencing and killing Hobeika the star witness against Israel and Sharon.
This is the Likud Party the United States and its allies have ordered the Palestinians to make peace with and this is the right wing Likud Party that in two Palestinian uprisings have killed 3500 Palestinian men women and children and have reduced Gaza's infrasture to rubble and who now run and ruin the daily lives of 2 million Palestinians, trapped in a 60 year illegal Israeli invasion and who sit defenseless as Israel continues to build Jewish settlements outside Israel's borders,for hundreds of thousands of Israeli's effectively stealing Palestinian land.
This is the Israeli Likud Party bankrolled and armed by a broke United States to the tune of 11 million dollars a day , 365 days a year.