Rights group slams Peretz, PM for Hebron remarks

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 14, 2007 18:24

 
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 uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • 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

The Association for Civil Rights in Israel accused Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Amir Peretz on Sunday of misleading the public, following Peretz's statement that an IDF soldier who saw a settler woman cursing and attacking her Palestinian neighbor in Hebron last week had no authority to stop her. Speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting, both men condemned the incident, a video of which was broadcast on Israeli TV stations. Olmert said he was "ashamed" of the footage and called on settler leaders to distance themselves from the incident. However, after condemning the event, Peretz pointed out that the soldier was not authorized to get involved in fights between settlers and Palestinians.

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town

By SHARON UDASIN