Chosson Says He ‘Didn’t Even See’ Extremists’ Behavior At Wedding

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duma weddingThe chosson at the now-infamous wedding earlier this month where Jewish extremists brandished weapons and stabbed a photo of a murdered Palestinian child said Thursday he had not been aware of what took place on the dance floor.

“I didn’t even see it. At my wedding I was in the clouds, not on the ground at all,” Yakir Ashbal told Channel 10.

He called the footage “shocking,” but insisted that “there were about 600 people at my wedding, and this wasn’t something I agreed to. There were a million people. I don’t control what happens at my wedding. I’m just the groom; I didn’t even pay for the photographer or the singer.”

Ashbal’s father, too, joined the chorus of denunciation Thursday, insisting he would have stopped the revelers calling for “vengeance” if he had seen them.

“We’re not connected [to the extremists]. We’re establishment people, who always teach respect for other people. We reject this and everything that took place,” he said.

The wedded couple were said to be friends of Jewish extremists detained in connection with the firebombing attack.

According to Channel 10, Ashbal belongs to a group calling itself “the rebellion,” which advocates the toppling of the Israeli state and its replacement by a Jewish monarchy. The group also reportedly supports expelling non-Jews from the land.

Both chosson and kallah have previously been investigated by the Shin Bet.

The video, aired Wednesday by Channel 10, shows revelers at the celebration waving knives, rifles, pistols and a Molotov cocktail during the wedding.

Amid the festivities, a photo of baby Ali Dawabsha, who was burned to death in a July 31 firebombing in the West Bank village of Duma, is shown being repeatedly stabbed by celebrants. Read more at Times of Israel.

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  1. Arabs don’t just stab a photo, they commit actual stabbings, shootings, bombings, stonings – organized, in mass, all the time. The politicised Israeli law enforcement is suprisingly docile, might catch an ocasional terorist, but never targeting any of the numerous islamonazi instigators and agitators. Throw in some Jews feebly stabbing a mere picture, and witness a storm of a suddenly aggressive Israeli law enforcement. Clearly, the Israeli stalinists are using police as a tool to repress their political opponents. In fact, it would not be surprising if the entire picture stabbing incident was a shabak fabrication or provocation.

  2. Choson, you know why you didn’t see it? Because it’s the same liers that put your freinds in jail for no reason, who made this fake video. May the day come soon when we are zocha to Hashiva shoftainu k’varishona


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