Liberman lashes out at media over trial of Hebron shooter Elor Azaria

By
August 29, 2016 15:28
1 minute read.

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman lashed out at the Israeli media during his latest comments on the trial of Elor Azaria, the IDF soldier accused of illegally shooting dead an injured Palestinian attacker in Hebron.

During a tour of Beduin communities in the Negev, Liberman criticized press coverage of the trial, saying, “The Israeli media should remember that in the State of Israel, like in every democratic state, those who convict are only courts, not the media, but courts. As long as a person has not been convicted, they are innocent, and this includes Elor Azaria, and the soldier from the Netzah Yehuda [Battalion, who is under Military Police investigation for shooting dead an unarmed Palestinian on Friday].”

Liberman also told the media to “remember that people fight terrorism every day, and they can’t head out on their missions with an accompanying layer. Therefore, sometimes, their judgment is correct, and sometimes not, but we can’t reach a situation in which a soldier has to ask for a lawyer before he heads out on a mission.”

Liberman said he “expected the Israeli media to make an effort to strengthen Israeli deterrence against the enemies, not to deter Israeli soldiers in their fight against terrorists.”

Related Content

Breaking news
August 16, 2018
Commander of IDF Military Headquarters under investigation for bribery

By ANNA AHRONHEIM