The ‘Pressure Cooker’ tactics – A Glimpse Into Israeli Psychosis

By Gilad Atzmon


The  Israeli Ynet (Hebrew edition) published a few hours ago an interview with retired Israeli police  commissioner,  Major General Assaf Hefetz.  Hefez is highly critical of the French police’s recent operation in Toulouse. According to the Israeli Major General, the French waited for too long (32 hours). He contends that the  French police should have been more assertive and far more aggressive.  I hope that you have a hard stomach to read how Israel would handle a similar situation.

They should have implemented the ‘pressure cooker tactics’ says Hefetz-

“massive fire at the walls of the house, throwing  grenades around the building followed by bulldozer  erasure of the building walls till the suspect turns himself.”

Frightening isn’t it? Welcome to occupied Palestine. It seems as if Major General Hefetz came short of suggesting to evacuate the city and to nuke the neighborhood.

In fact General Hefetz is describing here  the Palestinian reality. Hefetz lethal approach explains the devastation the Israel left behind in Jenin (2002). It also explains the genocidal tactics employed by the IDF in Gaza  massacre (2009).  It is more than likely that General Hefetz  better seek help and find a way to deal with his aggression. Yet, we have to remember that at the time of Operation Cast Lead, 94% of Israeli Jews supported IDF genocidal tactics. It seems as if we are dealing here with a psychotic collective.


Gilad Atzmon’s New Book: The Wandering Who? A Study Of Jewish Identity Politics or