In an article by printed on July 26, 2005 by WND.com entitled “SHARON TARGETED WITH ‘DEATH CURSE’—Extremists used ritual against Rabin,” Aaron Klein exposed the fact that the same group of right wing rabbis who put a death curse on Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin one month before his assassination in 1995 for his promotion of the Oslo agreement held a midnight kabbalistic ritual on Thursday, July 21, 2005, in an ancient cemetery calling for angels of death to kill Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and thwart his Gaza withdrawal plan.
According to Klein the group performed a “Pulsa Dinura”—a kabbalistic ceremony in which God is asked to curse a sinner, usually an enemy of the Jewish people—and prayed for a death curse to be placed on Sharon. They argued that Sharon’s Gaza evacuation will “destroy Israel and the Jewish people.”
From the 1970s through to the 1990s, Sharon championed construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. However, as Prime Minister, in 2004-05 Sharon orchestrated Israel’s unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip. Facing opposition to this policy within the Likud, in November 2005 he left Likud to form a new party, Kadima. He had been expected to win the next election and was widely interpreted as planning on “clearing Israel out of most of the West Bank,” in a series of unilateral withdrawals. However, Sharon suffered a stroke on January 4, 2006.
Rabbi Yosef Dayan, one of the leaders of the ceremony, told Klein, “I said 10 months ago that I am willing do the Pulsa Dinura if rabbis are going to instruct me to do that. We decided now it is time. Sharon is endangering the entire Jewish population. He is giving land to the enemies who will use it to attack us.”
The Pulsa Dinura was held in an ancient cemetery in the town of Rosh Pina. It was performed by a kabbalist, who recited prayers that were repeated by 20 men, who, in line with kabbalistic tradition, were all over the age of 40, bearded, and who first purified themselves in a ritual bath.
Describing the ceremony, participant Baruch Ben Yosef, an activist attorney, told WND, “It was done in a beautiful cemetery with a thick forest around it, under a full moon. We performed it near the graveside of Shlomo Ben Yosef [the first Jew to be hanged by the British in Palestine after carrying out a revenge attack on an Arab bus.]
“The actual prayer of the Pulsa Dinura was read by the kabbalist. There was a quorum of people that read back the prayer as he read it. And the hope we expressed is that the angels of Kaballah will remove Sharon from continuing to destroy the Jewish people and the land of Israel.”
Dayan said, “We are making what we have done public now because you are not supposed to curse a dead person. You can’t curse someone who doesn’t know what you did and can’t hear you. Now Sharon will know, and we will have fulfilled our obligation.”
Michael Ben-Horin, also a participant, told WND, “Sharon cannot be assassinated by a man. He has too many guards and too much security around him. We believe in God, so we are asking God to kill him.”
Asked what would be the most appropriate death for Sharon, Ben-Horin replied, “The best thing would be for a Qassam rocket to fall on him like he lets them fall on Jews in Gush Katif. But we’ll take what we can get.”
Ben-Horin, who, with Dayan, placed a Pulsa Dinura curse on Rabin one month before his assassination, said, “Sharon’s death is more important that Rabin’s. With Rabin, he was just one man surrounded by many others in power who were pushing for the same capitulation to terror. Here, Sharon is the single man pushing his party and many unwilling people to go along with the evil evacuation plan. Getting rid of Sharon can do the trick.”