Yoram Kaniuk, another Haaretz writer castigates Israelis for being loyal to the lunatic Bibi Netanyahu: "He is a Sicarii
in a tie.
Known to the Romans as sicarii
, or daggermen, they carried on an underground campaign of assassination of Roman occupation forces, as well as any Jews they felt had collaborated with the Romans.
Four women tell the tale: Yael, the unloved daughter of a Sicarii
assassin; Revka, a baker's wife whose daughter is murdered by Roman soldiers; Shirah, a medicine woman in love with a married man; and Aziza, Shirah's daughter, who defies convention by living a soldier's life.
hid daggers under their cloaks, mingled with crowds at festivals, murdered their victims, and then disappeared into the panicked gathering.
Judas' role as part of the Sicarii
or Dagger Men, a group of Jewish zealots strongly committed to expelling the Romans from Judea (using Sicarii
, or concealed daggers), merits special attention.
If we are already citing events that happened here 2,000 years ago, let us recall the Sicarii
, who blinded by religious zeal murdered opponents within the Jewish community and brought on us the disaster of our 2,000-year exile.
Most have pointed to the infamous attacks by the Zealots and Sicarii
in the 1st Century as the first.
in Josephus' Judean war; rhetorical analysis and historical observations.
in Josephus's Judean War: Rhetorical Analysis and Historical Observations.
During the Roman era, the Sicarii
committed terrorism using nothing more than a knife.
For historical background, Pape opens with a short history of suicide missions as part of war strategy from the time of the Zealots and Sicarii
in the 1st century, to the Ismaili Assassins in the 11th and 12th centuries, and the Kamikaze fighters in World War II.
In the 1st century AD, the Zealots and Sicarii
, two Jewish sects, attacked the Roman occupiers of Judea and their allies in public places with full knowledge that they would be killed themselves, probably on the spot.