SOLDIERS HESITATED TO SHOOT ……………… BECAUSE OF ELOR AZARIYA VERDICT
MK Oren Hazan (Likud) says soldiers hesitated to shoot at terrorist because of Elor Azariya verdict which weakened IDF's deterrent effect.
"The bloody attack in Jerusalem is a direct result of the trial of Elor Azariya. Unfortunately the deterrent effect of the IDF has been severely compromised by the trial and the public debate which arose as a consequence. This encourages terrorists to go out and attack in the hope that soldiers and security forces will think twice about opening fire in order to eliminate them."
"My heart is torn for the families of those who were murdered. I send my wishes for a speedy recovery to the wounded and call on the public to exercise restraint and let security forces do their job.”
This afternoon, atruck rammed into a group of soldiers on a promenade in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood of Jerusalem, killing at least four of them, and injuring nearly 20 more in yet another brutal vehicular terror attack. Eyewitnesses said that after the driver hit the soldiers with his truck, he put the vehicle in reverse and ran over them a second time. Once again, just hours ago, as people ran from the scene to save themselves, ZAKA volunteers ran the action to see how they could help. The volunteers are on the scene now, and will be transporting the bodies of four Jews who died far, far too young.
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Israeli United Nations Ambassador Danny Danon has responded to the truck attack in Jerusalem by saying, "Today we saw again that there is no limit to cruelty and hatred. This murderous attack is a direct result of Palestinian incitement, I call on the UN Secretary General and the Security Council to immediately condemn the attack."
Danon added, "The deadly Islamic terrorism which strikes around the world is the same terrorism. Just as in Berlin and Nice, terrorism was not queasy about its victims and hit today in Jerusalem the capital of Israel. We are sending here condolences to the families of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to the injured. We will continue to stand strong and united against terrorism.”
Kerry, Abas warn of an “explosion” of violence with Jerusalem Embassy move.
"You’d have an explosion– an absolute explosion in the region, not just in the West Bank and perhaps even in Israel itself, but throughout the region," Kerry warned.”
"Several Jordanian officials have warned of “catastrophic” consequences should the US proceed with the move, with one calling the action a “redline” in the bilateral relationship.
Jordanian Information Minister Muhammad Momani warned that the relocation of American personnel would be a “gift to extremists” and would “inflame the Islamic and Arab streets.”