Netanyhu's leadership test is to show restraint, prevent escalation, Gal-On says
01 July 2014 10:11
Meretz chief Zehava Gal-On on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to show restraint in his response to the murder of three Israeli teens.
"There is no doubt that people's blood is boiling following the murder of the three abducted teens. But Netanyahu's leadership test will be his ability to show restraint and to prevent an escalation and a deterioration of the situation, and not be dragged by the voices on the Right who are demanding revenge and draconian collective punishment," Gal-On said.
"At this moment especially it is important to underline the distinction between the killers and those that
sent them on the one hand, who must be punished severely, and on the other hand the moderate elements in the Palestinian Authority, led by Abu Mazen (Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas) who reject the murder and the kidnapping and who support a two-state political solution," she said.