Peres decries Israelis who attack IDF soldiers

December 25, 2011 17:27


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Whoever aims a stone at the head of an IDF officer poses a danger to the state and its security, President Shimon Peres declared on Sunday. He spoke in response to infiltration by Jewish rioters to the Ephraim Brigade headquarters earlier this month, during which they vandalized an army vehicle and threw stones and Molotov cocktails at soldiers.

Peres would have been angry about the incident regardless of whether the stones were hurled at privates or generals, but his ire was particularly kindled at the thought that any Israeli would deliberately seek to harm an officer in the IDF.

Peres voiced his anger at a Hanukka candle lighting ceremony in the auditorium of the monument to the Armored Corps in the presence of Chief of Staff Benny Gantz and some 300 soldiers from various combat units.

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