The family of an IDF soldier being suspected of murder after shooting dead a subdued Palestinian terrorist following a stabbing attack in Hebron stood behind their son, saying he had acted for the sake of Israel.
"We know our son acted as he had been taught, and now we have to face the courts," the soldier's father told Channel 2 on Friday. "We're talking about a good soldier, who was honored as outstanding in 2015, and then one the sky fell on his head."
In the interview with Channel 2, the father said he fully agreed that an investigation into the incident was necessary.
"The only thing that angers me is that they did not wait until the end of the investigation to make a statement. An indictment has already been filed against my son in the media," he said. "My son loves the army, and worked hard to be a combat soldier."
The father expressed his shock over the accusations of murder his son now faces, saying: "All of this because he wanted to save the State of Israel and the people who were with him."