Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett hits back at criticism from Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon for calling the family of a soldier who is under murder investigation for shooting a disarmed attacker last week in Hebron.
“The minister called the family of the soldier more than once and will continue to do so,” says a statement from Bennett’s office shortly after Ya’alon makes a blistering attack on MKs interfering in the case.
“Even if their son made a mistake, it is the right of the family to hear and be heard,” the statement continues, according to Haaretz. “This is a family of four combat soldiers, whose world collapsed partly because senior politicians attacked their soldier son before even finding out the facts that took place on the ground. The minister sees every soldier as his children and the families of soldiers as his family, and he who sees a problem in such a conversation has a profound moral blind spot.”