Head of Civil Administration mourned as model Israeli

Military and political leaders eulogized on Sunday Brig.- Gen. Munir Amar, the late head of the Civil Administration for Judea and Samaria, who was killed on Friday in a light plane crash in the North.
During a funeral service in his home village of Julis, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said that “specifically at this time, Munir’s presence in our lives was so important. His modest yet so very significant character should serve as a moral compass for us, and to shine, for all of us, a light on the route we must walk down.”
Ya’alon described that route as one of “tolerance and patience among people, a route of recognition of people for who they are, without distinction of religion, race or sex. A route of uncompromising war against our enemies, but also, an uncompromising war against violence, racism and hatred of the other, merely because he is different. It is a route of determined struggle against harsh words, incitement, and hatred, and one of restraint, moderation and courtesy.”