Netanyahu to U.S. Senator: IDF and Israeli Police Do Not Execute “Bloodthirsty Terrorists”


Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu on Wednesday responded to U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy’s (D-Vt.) letter to the U.S. State Department that asked for an investigation into Israeli and Egyptian human rights abuses.

“The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) and the Israel Police do not engage in executions. Israel’s soldiers and police officers defend themselves and innocent civilians with the highest moral standards against bloodthirsty terrorists who come to murder them,” Netanyahu said in a statement.

“Where is the concern for the human rights of the many Israelis who’ve been murdered and maimed by these savage terrorists? This letter should have been addressed instead to those who incite youngsters to commit cruel acts of terrorism,” added the prime minister.

Leahy—along with 10 other members of Congress—in the letter listed several examples of alleged “gross violations of human rights” by Israel, including “extrajudicial executions” of Palestinians, Politico reported. That language on executions echoes the controversial criticism of Israel voiced earlier this year by Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom.

“In light of these reports, we request that you act promptly to determine their credibility and whether they trigger the Leahy Law and, if so, take appropriate action called for under the law,” the lawmakers wrote.

The “Leahy Law” stipulates a reduction in U.S. military aid for foreign countries whose security forces are found to have committed abuses.




  1. 2022243121. US Senate phone number. Ask for Senator Leahy’s office. I did this today and told the person who answered how I felt Senator Leahy needs to get updated on what really is happening.

    Let’s bombard his office with phone calls. Keep it under control but let your views be known!

  2. Sounds like the anti semite DEMOCRAT, Pay Leahy, is trying to curry favor with the Jew haters in the UN to become its next President.

  3. Kol hamerachem al ha’achzorim sofo lehisachzer al harachmonim.
    Those who pity the cruel will ultimately be cruel to the merciful.
    Need I say more?

  4. Israel has an extremely strict code of conduct for its soldiers, even in combat conditions, and it investigates and punishes individuals who violate it. As with any large group – be it army, police, or other force – there will be individuals who commit inappropriate actions and crimes. Leahy can cherry-pick any army in the world, including the U.S’s and find individual crimes, or he can look at how such crimes are handled when and if the occur and conclude that the army is a righteous and moral armed force.
    Leahy’s “investigation” is as unfair as it gets and no army in the world would be exonerated from such an investigation.

  5. Israel might as well do the right thing to execute the islamonazi murderers on the spot – the world will accuse us anyway.