Chanamel Dorfman, the adviser who racist Otzma Yehudit chairman MK Itamar Ben Gvir (Religious Zionism) has described as his “right-hand man” helped establish an organization that donates money to incarcerated Jewish terrorists and extremists, among them prime minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassin Yigal Amir, Channel 13 revealed Thursday.
Religious Zionism MK Itamar Ben Gvir, left, and adviser Chanamel Dorfman (Footage: Channel 13)
The organization raised over $43,000 last year for convicts such as Yosef Chaim Ben David, who beat and burned to death 16-year-old Palestinian Muhammad Abu Khdeir in 2014; Amiram Ben Uliel, who firebombed a home in the Palestinian village of Duma, leading to the death of parents Riham and Sa’ad Dawabshe along with their one-year-old boy Ali in 2015; and Jack Teitel, who murdered a Palestinian taxi driver in East Jerusalem and a Palestinian shepherd in the West Bank in 1997. The network revealed that beneficiaries of the organization have also included Amir and Yishai Schlissel, the Haredi extremist who stabbed 16-year-old Shira Banki to death during the 2015 Jerusalem Pride Parade, just three weeks after he was released from prison where he had served an eight-year sentence for a stabbing attack at the same march 10 years earlier.
Also, on the Otzma Yehudit payroll is Elisha Yered, who the Haaretz daily reported on Monday has been hired to become incoming MK Limor Son Har-Melech’s spokesman. Yered has long been regarded as a spokesman for hilltop youth — far-rights settlers who build illegal outposts in the occupied West Bank and often clash with Palestinians and Israeli forces. He lives in the illegal Ramat Migron outpost in the northern West Bank, which the IDF has declared a closed military zone. The 22-year-old was arrested in August for looting a warehouse in a neighboring Palestinian village.