Netanyahu: Effigy burning of IDF soldiers is 'deplorable’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned those who burned in effigy IDF soldiers during Lag Ba'omer celebrations in Jerusalem on Saturday night.
“Last night, there was a reprehensible incident in Jerusalem,” Netanyahu told the weekly cabinet meeting.
“An extremist and truly marginal faction of ultra-orthodox society, a faction identified with Neturei Karta, burned effigies of IDF soldiers in uniform along with Israeli flags, in order to offend ultra-orthodox soldiers,” Netanyahu said.
“This was deplorable. IDF soldiers guard everyone, including the ultra-Orthodox, including these people. I expect, request and demand that all public leaders condemn this despicable act and I also request that the police find those responsible,” he added.
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman called on Israel’s police force to get involved and for leaders of the ultra-Orthodox community to condemn those actions.
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