Israel’s Culture Minister says Unarmed Palestinian Protesters “Should have Been Shot”

That video of Palestinian women protesters pulling down an Israeli soldier in Nabi Saleh on Friday when he was beating a boy has shocked the world. Well, it has shocked an Israeli leader too. Israel’s culture minister Miri Regev says that the unarmed protesters should have been shot.

Regev’s twitter account says she was shocked by the incident:

Our soldiers can’t be sent on missions with tied hands.

A former spokesperson for the Israeli army, Regev links to a Facebook statement, which is translated in this somewhat garbled manner, in part:

Anyone who tries to harm Israel’s ובחיילי Idf [Israeli Defense Forces] should know blood in his head.

Need to schedule immediately שמותקף soldier may return fire period.

I call the head of security to put an end to change the standard opening fire immediately!

The translation is confirmed by two reliable journalists. Ira Glunts:

Crazy Israeli minister @regev_miri was shocked by Nabi Saleh video. She thinks soldier should have opened fire.

From David Sheen:

Israeli minister @regev_miri: Palestinian protestors deserve death, soldiers should shoot unarmed women & children

Miri Regev Facebook post on Nabi Saleh incident

Miri Regev Facebook post on Nabi Saleh incident

This is the new solidly-right-wing-and-racist Israel, which the Mainstream media don’t want to acknowledge.

And look: Even Haaretz characterizes the women as the bad guys in that confrontation. An attack? Really?

Haaretz characterizes Palestinian women as attacking Israeli soldier

Haaretz characterizes Palestinian women as attacking Israeli soldier

Thanks to Adam Horowitz and Scott Roth and Ofer Neiman.

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