Netanyahu, IDF, MKs Condemn Shooting of Incapacitated Purim Palestinian Terrorist

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Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, along with other Israeli politicians and representatives of the Israel Defense Forces, have condemned the actions of an Israeli soldier who shot dead a Palestinian terrorist in Chevron after the terrorist was already lying wounded and incapacitated on the ground.

The Palestinian man was one of two terrorists who stabbed an Israeli soldier on Thursday, the day of Purim. They were initially shot and neutralized by IDF soldiers from the Kfir Brigade. In a video showing the aftermath of the incident, which was filmed by the left-wing NGO B’Tselem, an IDF soldier then shoots one of the wounded terrorists who was lying on the ground in the head. The B’Tselem volunteer who captured the video footage said the man was still alive when he was shot.

“What happened in Chevron doesn’t represent the values of the IDF,” Netanyahu said in a statement. “The IDF expects its soldiers to behave level-headedly and in accordance with the rules of engagement.”

“An initial investigation into the incident found this to be a very grave incident that contravenes the IDF’s values and what is expected of its soldiers and commanders. In light of the findings of the initial investigation done by the commanders at the scene, the investigation was passed on to the IDF’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID),” the IDF said in a statement.

“The [IDF] chief of staff [Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot] views the incident with severity and has ordered a full probe,” added IDF spokesman Brig. Gen. Moti Almoz. “This is not the IDF, these are not the values of the IDF and these are not the values of the Jewish people.”

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said the soldier’s apparent actions were “in utter breach of IDF values and of our code of ethics in combat,” and that “even when the blood boils” in the face of ongoing Palestinian terror, “we must not allow such loss of reason and such loss of control.”

Israeli opposition leader Member of Knesset Isaac Herzog (Zionist Union) said the shooting had “dire markings,” and MK Ofer Shelah (Yesh Atid) said, “The murderous loathsomeness of the terrorists is no reason for the IDF to lose its morals.”

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{Matzav.com}

13 COMMENTS

  1. Such stupid idiots. As we have seen in the past, “wounded” terrorists get up and stab Israelis again. What are the soldiers supposed to do? Get killed first?! The so called “leaders” in the State of Israel have lost their brains.

  2. Such stupid idiots. As we have seen in the past, “wounded” terrorists get up and stab Israelis again. What are the soldiers supposed to do? Get killed first?! The so called “leaders” in the State of Israel have lost their brains.

  3. Such stupid idiots. As we have seen in the past, “wounded” terrorists get up and stab Israelis again. What are the soldiers supposed to do? Get killed first?! The so called “leaders” in the State of Israel have lost their brains.

  4. How do the soldiers know that the terrorist is incapacitated, may be he’s faking and waiting for the moment to explode his suicide vest or some such thing. There’ll be no peace while judenrat is in power. Even if all Arabs miraculously disappeared, the judenrat would immediately import some other Jew hating goyim, and would continue to persecute Jews that dare to affirm the basic human right to defend oneself.

  5. Fools! U don’t need to drink on Purim as you are already at the state of baruch Haman and arour Mordechai ie baruch terrorists and arour any Jew who is fed up with this dumb system of saving the terrorists in order to pay for their stay in our prisons where they are shelterd, fed and even get a degree so they can be released and attack us yet again.

  6. To the previous comments: This video is all over the liberal websites. The Israeli army has to protect Palestinians because when I saw this video on a different website (buzzfeed FYI) there was no mention that he stabbed soldiers right beforehand. If the idf doesn’t want these type of videos to go viral, the only thing to do is to make sure they don’t happen.

  7. The IDF rules of engagement should be the Torah rules of engagement.
    Whoever comes to lill me..kill him first.
    CASE CLOSED.
    NO PITY PARTIES.
    This is,REAL LIFE!!!!!
    Only a non frum bibi and his cohorts use tthat insane logic of having rachmanus on a MURDERER!!!

    • I thought that this was a frum site. Posek after posek have stated that while it is a mitzvah to kill a dangerous terrorist, it is not permitted to kill a terrorist who has been rendered no longer dangerous. How can so many commenters ignore clear halachah?

  8. I too condemn the circumstances of this shooting. Next time make sure no camera is present.

    Just a small BTW: If one of the Belgium or France soldiers had shot a terrorist in similar circumstances, the main story would still be the terror attack with the shooting a little-noticed footnote. Russia’s police executed all terrorists who attacked a theater several years ago and the world didn’t utter a peep of protest – as they shouldn’t have.

  9. First things first. First, get rid of B’Tzelem and their ilk. Afterwards, deal with the Arabs appropriately. Arabs respect strength. So, show strength!

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