Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Zaka going bankrupt

Needing terrorism to survive?

Sydney Morning Herald:

A Jewish charity whose bearded, skullcap-wearing volunteers rush to the scene of every suicide bombing in Israel is facing bankruptcy following the decline in Palestinian attacks.
Members of Zaka were among the first to arrive at every incident, sifting through wreckage to gather the body parts of victim and bomber alike, in accordance with Jewish law.
The work of Zaka is so thorough that it has often been used to help forensic experts. The group is known as the Fourth Emergency Service, after the police, fire and ambulance services, as its coverage of Israel is so extensive.
But the de facto end of the Palestinian intifada this year has led to a reduction in donations...

Members of the 1400-strong volunteer network respond to all incidents to ensure the deceased's body is treated with the appropriate dignity as demanded by the Jewish Torah. With a fleet of 34 ambulances and 150 motorcycles, it costs Zaka $A82,000 a month to cover its costs...
posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
at 2:19 PM


Anonymous Anonymous said...


ZAKA does NOT have 34 ambulances and 150 motorcycles...

They have about 5-10 motorcycles. the rest are no longer in service, and they never had close to 150 - they maxed out at about 50

What do they need ambulances for? Why isn't the chevra kadisha van good enough? They need an ambulance to transport bodies? Ridiculous

3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could be it was before they lost the din torah with hatzolah. JERUSALEM JEW.

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they are the biggest scumbags in thye world!!


wooooooo!! Big time!

Meshy Zahav and his buddies,

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh yeah.....


Check out what this sum of the earth dirtbag is really all about.

check this link out:

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No wonder sharon is recruiting him to join his party.

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But in all fairness, that isn't him, just his brother.

7:09 PM  
Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

1) Zaka does important work.

2) I believe the Meshi Zahav family should be removed from the organization.

3) The Meshi Zahav family was one of the main forces behind Keshet 25 years ago. Keshet was the terrorist organization that blew up Jews for the crime of selling Haaretz and other such materials at news stands.

The Jerusalem Post
February 7, 1989, Tuesday

TEL AVIV - A judge in Magistrates Court here yesterday remanded into custody nine of the 10 men arrested before dawn Sunday in connection with bombs planted in Bnei Brak to deter newspaper vendors from selling secular newspapers.

The men are alleged to be the core of the Keshet underground group.

The tenth suspect, Nehemia Cheshin, was released on NIS 1,500 bail with police consent.

The police representative, Inspector Yohanan Ba'anun, presented Judge Haim Eilat with secret documents allegedly connecting the suspects to the incidents, and refused to answer most of the lawyers' questions.

Dozens of haredim gathered in front of the police barriers outside the third-floor courtroom. Among them were wives and mothers of some of the suspects. Most of the assembled relatives were not allowed into the small courtroom, which was packed with policemen and journalists.

During the hearing the men outside began to pray aloud, disturbing the proceedings. The judge asked one of the lawyers to tell the worshippers to stop.

Judge Eilat remanded brothers Zvi and Avraham Meshi-Zahav and Israel Cheshin for 10 days. Brothers Yehuda, Yehoshua and Yanko Meshi-Zahav were remanded for seven days together with Matityahu Cheshin, Alter Kaufmann and Binyamin Cohen.

Both ultra-Orthodox dailies, Hamodia and Yated Ne'eman, complained of police "brutality" during the arrests and suggested that the police may have arrested the wrong people.

Yated quoted "authorized sources in Jerusalem," as saying that it is possible that the police had relied on incorrect information.

One source in the ultra-Orthodox camp claimed that one of the suspects arrested was the nephew of the man the police actually wanted. The uncle, the source said, had left the country.

However, in Mea Shearim, where any controversy in the ultra-Orthodox community is usually greeted with a flurry of wall posters, there were none at all yesterday on the subject. One source suggested that no group, even in Mea Shearim, wanted to be associated with Keshet.

The Jerusalem Post
February 14, 1989

BNEI BRAK - Conversations of some of the suspects arrested last week in the Keshet affair were secretly recorded while they were in the police van.

The suspects, who were arrested in their Jerusalem homes before dawn on February 4, were taken to the police station in a police van equipped with a tape recorder under the back seat. A police source said yesterday that the suspects exchanged "very interesting remarks."

Police arrested two more suspects in the Keshet affair on Sunday. The suspects - one of whom is a 17-year-old minor - were apprehended at the Ponevezh Yeshiva where they study. They are suspected of interfering with the police investigation.

The lawyers for Benyamin Cohen and Ya'akov and Yehoshua Meshi-Zahav, the main Keshet suspects still in custody, appealed to the Tel Aviv District Court yesterday, arguing that there is no justification for holding their clients in custody.

The Jerusalem Post
January 22, 1990

The Tel Aviv District Court yesterday found Yisrael Heshin, 20, and Avraham Meshi-Zahav, 21, both members of the ultra-Orthodox underground group Keshet, guilty of conspiring to place explosive devices near three newspaper kiosks in Bnei Brak and near a local police office in December 1988. Under a plea bargain with the prosecution, Heshin and Meshi-Zahav pleaded guilty to conspiracy, but stated they had not themselves placed the explosive devices near the stalls selling secular newspapers. Sentence was postponed pending receipt of the probation officer's report.

11:17 PM  

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