Herzog: 'compensation for those who attacked IDF soldiers is inconceivable'

June 27, 2016 11:03

Opposition leader Isaac Herzog said Monday that reaching a detente with Turkey is an important diplomatic step for Israel, but paying monetary compensation for "those who attacked IDF soldiers is inconceivable" he said in reference to the slated $21 million conciliatory payment to the families of the victims killed in the 2010 Mavi Marmara raid.

"Every Hebrew mother should know that right-wing politicians will compensate her son's attackers," opposition head Isaac Herzog said on Monday.

"The deal with Turkey is part of the prime ministers pattern. He starts with grand claims, continues with promises and ends with surrendering," Herzog charged.

Herzog went on to criticize the government for the "apathy and indifference" it has shown to the families of the two IDF soldiers whose bodies have remained in Gaza since the 2014 war, and are protesting the deal.

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