PM Netanyahu: The Murder of Arab Teen was a Nationalistic Attack

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abuPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has announced that the murder of 16-year-old Muhmad Abu-Khadir  was a nationalistic attack as many hoped and feared would not be the case. According to the statement, the suspects in custody carried out the attack to avenge the Hamas kidnapping and murder of Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrach HY”D.

The prime minister stated, “I am visiting today with my family, the families of Gilad, Naftali and Eyal, who were murdered by Hamas terrorists. I promised their dear families that we will continue to stand by them, even after the days of mourning.

“We know exactly who kidnapped and murdered Gilad, Naftali and Eyal, and we’ll get them. The murderers came from the territory controlled by the Palestinian Authority; they returned to territory controlled by the Palestinian Authority. Therefore, the Palestinian Authority is obliged to do everything in its power to find them, just as we did, just as our security forces located the suspects in the murder of Muhmad Abu-Khalid within a matter of days.

“I would like to send my condolences to the Abu-Khadir  family. I pledge that the perpetrators of this horrific crime, which must be resolutely condemned in the most forceful language. I pledge that the perpetrators of this horrific crime will face the full weight of the law. I know that in our society, the society of Israel, there is no place for such murderers. And that’s the difference between us and our neighbors. They consider murderers to be heroes. They name public squares after them. We don’t. We condemn them and we put them on trial and we’ll put them in prison.

“And that’s not the only difference. While we put these murderers on trial, in the Palestinian Authority, there is continuous incitement for the destruction of the State of Israel. It’s a staple of the official media and the educational system.

“This is an asymmetrical conflict. We do not seek their destruction; they teach a very broad segment of their society to seek our destruction. And that must end. There is too much suffering. There is too much pain.

“We do not differentiate between the terrorists and we will respond to all of them, wherever they come from, with a firm hand. We will not allow extremists from wherever they come to ignite the region and shed more blood.

Thank you.”

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

 




13 COMMENTS

  1. Kol hakovod to Netanyahu for making clear that the six extremists who committed this horrible murder will be treated the same as the terrorists who killed the three bochurim and will be punished as harshly if found guilty. Hopefully, a quick trial and sentencing will deter others from this type of vigilante justice.

  2. OMG , what were these young men thinking?
    ? ” Roeh as HaNolad”” – is essential when filled with anger & feelings of nekama.

  3. So a group of six including minors traveled to Bait Hanun an Arab area in order to burn an Arab sick child… Makes absolutely no sense! Although this group was surely tortured (as only the Shin Bet can) in order to “confess”, something doesn’t add up, especially since the father divulged that Arabs have been trying to kidnap his son for a while. More likely than not, this group mistakenly entered Arab Harlem, got out of the car to ask for directions to get out of there before they were lynched by an Arab mob, as what happened this past Friday with a charedi family.

    So please everybody, DO NOT BELIEVE IT SO FAST. This is surely nothing but motzi shem ra and a blood libel where the secular government is trying to calm down the rioting Arabs. The truth will prevail.

  4. Was not the goal of zionism that the Jews should act like goyim?

    The non-zionist hareidim wouldn’t act like that. They sit around worry about Torah and Mitsvos and Avodas Ha-Shem. They aren’t nationalists. You might say that nationalism doesn’t necessarily lead to brutally murdering people, but then how do you explain that throughout human history, nationalism inevitably leads to killing people for the “good” of the nation.

  5. #1 & #2 Don’t be so quick to condemn. Had you gone through the torture the Shin Bet gave them, you would also “confess”. The strongest person is unable to endure such torture. This is another fabricated “evidence” by the Shin Bet for political motives. I know what I’m talking about. This is typical Zionism making Jews appear to be as cruel as Arabs.

    The government, in order to quieten down the Arabs, grabbed some boys seen on a little clip and indicted them, although that little clip shows nothing more than most probably asking for directions as I mentioned earlier.

    The way you judge others, that’s the way Hashem judges you and will judge you after 120, even though they got “all the proof”. I would much rather be judged favorably.

  6. Too bad we don’t have those tzaddikim (from the past) who were able to bring a murdered sheigetz back to life just to point to the murderer.

  7. Instead of condeming those poor arrested Jews, you should start a compain to free them. At least somebody did something about the situation. And, it is the way of Torah to kill your anemies at war.

  8. Netanyahu is a week liberal wimp who has done nothing to avenge the murder of these 3 bochrim and has done nothing but constantly draw lines in the sand and then ignore them in response to Hamas rocket fire on civilian populations. Just imagine what the US response would be to a stream of rocket fire from Mexico to San Diego!

  9. Rhiarding this blood libel, its telling that these alleged Jewish ‘nationalists’ have been held ingcognito without access to legal representation. More likely than not this is another attempt by the Israeli government to vilify the ‘settlers.’ If it does turn out to unfortunately be true, the Government can only blame themselves. There is only so much people can take before they go insane. If Bibi and Co. would stop worrying so much about world opinion (which will always be anti-semitic/Israel in any event), and do what has to be done to make the Yishmaelim recognize that terrorism is not worth it, we wouldn’t be in this sorry state of affairs. ..

  10. By the way all those who condemn forget to mention that this “innocent” Arab posted on the face book his picture with 3 fingers solute (celebration the kidnaping and murder of the 3 Jewish teens). He was not innocent but an enemy combatant.