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November 3, 2015 12:42 pm

Israeli Defense Chief: Despite Terrorism, Israelis Must Not Resort to Violence

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Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon. Photo: Avi Ohayon/GPO.

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon. Photo: Avi Ohayon/GPO.

Despite the wave of terrorist attacks plaguing Israel, Israelis must not become inciters or resort to violence, said Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Tuesday, according to Army Radio.

“Even as our blood boils, we must not give up on our values,” Ya’alon told a gathering of kibbutz leaders. “We can allow neither internal incitement nor violence.”

Ya’alon’s comments were in reaction to the arrest of a Netanya man who allegedly plowed his way through police with a wooden plank, attempting to strike a terrorist who had been subdued while carrying out a stabbing attack.

The man allegedly hit one of the officers, who stopped him and others from reaching the terrorist, who had just stabbed an elderly man, before police shot him and neutralized the danger he posed. According to Israeli reports, a mob of riled-up bystanders gathered around the attacker after he was subdued by police.

Israeli security forces — police and the IDF — have been working to restore quiet in Israel after weeks of near-daily, lone-wolf attacks targeting Israelis. On Monday, in addition to the Netanya stabbing, three others were wounded in a stabbing attack in Rishon LeZion, and in the Old City of Jerusalem, a tour guide was wounded when a Palestinian man smashed a bottle over her head. Most of the attacks since October 1 have been carried out in Jerusalem or the West Bank.

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  • Jonah

    It’s hard to maintain civility when the targets are attempting to uproot the sheep. Instead of using funds to encarcerate terrorists you should allocate those money’s to arm your citizens. They do not need the burden of being taxed to feed terrorist incarcerated while fighting for their lives. Take the terrorists in military convoys and put life Jackets on them and dump them in the ocean with liver soaked clothing.

  • Florres

    If Jews fight back, how will we maintain our grip as both the saviours, and bondsman of Israel at once?

    The only way for us to have a friendship with the EU and arabs is if we let them dictate every internal thing we do. And how often we defend ourselves.

    Whose houses we take away, because countries besides all of them without exception, never take away houses.At least it is not a stoory when anyone else does what everyone has done without exception throughout time.