MK Amir Peretz on the conviction of Hebron shooter, Elor Azarya

January 5, 2017 by J-Wire Staff
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MK Amir Peretz has responded to the trial results of Elor Azarya, and his conviction after shooting a neutralised Palestinian terrorist in Hebron.

Amir Peretz

Former Defense Minister, Amir Peretz said : “The IDF has always been and will continue to be a moral army. Among other things due to the complete separation of politics, public opinion and its professional considerations”.

“Heading the army is a brave Chief of Staff, who understands his overall responsibility, an outstanding combatant and a moral and dignified man. We must honor the chain of command starting with him down to the last and most recent recruit”

Peretz added: “Every soldier must know that the chain of command and rules of ethics apply also in the intricate reality of the West  Bank and ignore reckless politicians who scatter statements and call for opening fire and shooting to kill without  any actual authority.

I expect right wing MKs to honor the verdict and cease their irresponsible assaults of the IDF and its commanders.”

He added: “This is not a day for cheers. I call on everyone to respect the court ruling. Its independence and authority is part of the army’s resilience and moral standing”


3 Responses to “MK Amir Peretz on the conviction of Hebron shooter, Elor Azarya”
  1. Adrian Jackson says:

    Well said MK Amir Peretz.

  2. Adrian Jackson says:

    When I was training infantry soldiers in the ADF over 23 years the practice was that a dead or wounded enemy soldier should have his weapon kicked away from him if combat is continuing as the section or platoon fights through the objective.

    In the case of a wounded enemy soldier, after a battle, it is civilized and part of an armies code of honor to render medical assistance to your wounded first and then the enemy wounded.

    Also where were the IDF leaders (officers) at this shooting? The sergeant was only 19 which is odd as 19 year old soldier are usually a private or perhaps a lance corporal in our ADF.

    Interesting too, he is a combat medic who are meant to render medical assistance to the wounded. This fellow may need a psychological assessment I think and I notice he was grinning as he entered the court which seen to confirm this.

  3. David Samson says:

    The terrorist deserved to be dead, not neutralized. Elor deserves a medal not prison, he must be pardoned.

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