Barak condemns Nablus shooting; orders IDF probe
LAST UPDATED: 04/24/2011 12:29
Defense minister says lack of security coordination cannot justify shooting at innocent people; demands PA take steps against shooter.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak Photo: REUTERS/Charles Dharapak/Pool
Defense Minister Ehud Barak strongly condemned the murder of Ben Yosef
Livnat and the injury of four others in the Nablus shooting attack early
Sunday morning and said that no lack of security coordination can
justify the opening of fire at innocent people.
Barak ordered the
IDF to investigate the incident and demanded that the Palestinian
Authority investigate the shooting swiftly and take all the necessary
steps against the shooter.
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Israeli worshiper was killed and four were wounded in Nablus early
Sunday morning after their vehicle was shot at by a Palestinian
Authority policeman as the group was exiting the city from prayer
services held at Joseph's Tomb. Magen David Adom said one person was in
serious condition, one in moderate condition and two others in light
of Culture and Sports Limor Livnat (Likud) was "shocked at the
murderous attack of her nephew Ben Yosef Livnat" who was killed in the
"A man whose only goal on the second eve of Pessah was
to pray, was murdered in cold blood in a hateful manner," Livnat said in
a statement, "and has now left a woman and four orphans behind."
Danny Danon (Likud) called on the US to reconsider its funding of the
Palestinian security forces, as well as the training exercises that it
does with them. He passed this request on to Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL),
Chairman of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee.
"As a true
friend of Israel, we expect that the objective of this training would be
to ensure Israeli security and not to kill its citizens," he said.