Monday, April 11, 2016

Moshe Arens on the Hebron shooting

The Hebron shooting has prompted much controversy, and there'll be more to come. Here's an excerpt from a thoughtful op-ed by former Defense Minister Moshe Arens in Haaretz:
Innocent until proven guilty is a principle held sacred throughout the civilized world. It applies to the soldier about to stand trial as well. That means that it behooves us all to withhold judgment until the military tribunal pronounces its decision. 
It would have been better had the defense minister, the prime minister, and the chief of staff awaited the results of the inquiry and the trial before letting the public know their opinion on the matter. However, be that as it may, hopefully the arguments raging on the subject of the soldier’s action will be laid to rest once the judge issues his verdict.

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