HEBRON – The Judea and Samaria Settlers Council yesterday called for the expulsion of all Palestinians from the West Bank city of Hebron, calling their presence in the city “intolerably provocative for the morale of Israeli soldiers.”
Referring to the execution of a wounded Palestinian captive by an Israeli soldier in the city last week, the council said: “He would never have been shot had he not been there in the first place.”
“It was the outrageously provocative actions of the Palestinian, who insisted on lying on the ground, gasping and moving his limbs, that compelled the soldier to shoot him in the head.”
“It is an established fact that in areas where there are no Palestinians, Israeli soldiers don’t shoot them,” the council’s statement continued.
“Thus, the only rational policy is to expel Palestinians from areas in which they might provoke Israeli soldiers into shooting them.”
In Jerusalem, meanwhile, Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef commended the “double mitzvah” of the soldier responsible for the shooting.
“To both kill a terrorist and rid the Holy Land of a goy in a single action is Torah activism of the most sublime kind,” the rabbi said. “From such acts is holiness made.”