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Dealing with a Taxing Situation

An anonymous leaflet distributed this week in ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods of Jerusalem suggests a very effective way to deal with income tax officials: kill them on the spot. The leaflet was distributed following clashes between local residents and representatives of the tax authorities. The ultra-Orthodox refuse to pay taxes because they do not recognize the Zionist State.

The leaflet, signed by “Those robbed and tortured in Zionist captivity,” described the income tax officials as “a group of armed robbers.” It charged that the tax money is used to finance all sorts of “heresies.” Therefore, the authors of the leaflet suggest, “it is by the rule of Torah … that one is entitled to kill those people without trial.”