Alongside the war against terror and the mission to remove Jewish settlers from Gaza, the Israeli military is now preparing itself with deep concern for a new threat, namely, the involvement of activists from leftist extremist organizations - especially non-Israelis but also including Israeli leftists - as accomplices to Palestinian terror organizations. Their suspected collaboration includes the transport of explosives from the "occupied territories" into the Israeli heartland.
Some of the leftists who have been demonstrating in recent months against the construction of Israel's security fence have also been serving as collaborators for terror organizations. Military intelligence has produced evaluations according to which these leftist activists are transporting cases and bundles into Israel from the other side of the security fence, at times perhaps unaware that they are transporting explosives and detonation devices. The military is watching with concern the activities of the hundreds of foreign leftists who have entered Israel in recent days for purposes of conducting violent protests against Israel in the West Bank and Gaza.
The military has pointed explicitly to the so-called "International Solidarity Movement", which operates cells in the occupied territories and also maintains several hundred members inside Israel, people who entered the country pretending to be tourists. Senior military officials said this week that two terrorists who conducted a bombing of Mike's Pub in Tel Aviv, killing several people, on the Tel Aviv Promenade, came into Israel as ISM members.
In addition, the leftists are declaring openly their intention to sabotage and vandalize the security fence any place they can manage to do so. Jonathan Polk, a member of the Israeli group calling itself "Anarchists against the Fence", explains: "We do not acknowledge the legitimacy of the Israeli army nor the Israeli state, nor their right to implement 'collective punishment', as expressed by the fence. The fence is illegitimate and we will do everything we can to destroy it."
It appears that the actual goal of the protesters is to assist Palestinian mass murderers and suicide bombers to have easier access to Israeli civilians by sabotaging the fence.