Politicians attack Netanyahu for leniency after West Bank terror attack

Blue and White leaders canceled an election campaign tour to Tel Aviv’s Hatikvah market on Friday. "This is no time for election campaigns," said former IDF chief of staff MK Gabi Ashkenazi.

By ALON EINHORN
August 24, 2019 10:12
1 minute read.
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THE FALSE narratives about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also make the establishment of a unity government with the Center-Left impossible. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

"While we are busy with Iran and the Gaza border, dear Jews are being hurt week after week in Judea and Samaria. This has to stop!" Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich commented on Friday.

Smotrich attacked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying that "It is time to charge a price. The Palestinian Authority, which incites to terror has to be dismantled, their hope needs to be dashed, and it's time to take responsibility and apply sovereignty in all Judea and Samaria areas. The bloodied voice of our brothers, sisters, children and parents cries out of the earth – and this can't go on!"

"The attack in [the region of] Benyamin is a slap in the face of Netanyahu's 'surrender government,' which chooses to abandon the security of Israeli citizens in favor of bribery payments to Hamas and the PA to buy quiet until the election," said Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman. "At this difficult time, my heart is with the wounded and their families, and I am strengthening the IDF and security forces, who are on the hunt for the terrorists."

Blue and White leaders canceled an election campaign tour to Tel Aviv's Hatikvah Market on Friday. "This is no time for election campaigns," said former IDF Chief of Staff MK Gabi Ashkenazi.

Labor-Gesher chairman Amir Peretz also attacked the prime minister's policy, claiming that "Netanyahu's 'conflict management' policy leads the country to a cessation of security. When all of the PM's efforts are directed toward his political survival, he stops seeing people; he obviously has no time to worry about civilian security for everyone everywhere in Israel."

"The criminal attack calls for a harsh response," Interior Minister Arye Deri said.


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