Chief rabbi, Shas spiritual leader decry murder

Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau condemns the murder of 16-year-old Abu Khdeir, saying “This is not the way of the Torah.”

“There is no room for the continued bloodshed from either side, and we must act to calm the public,” he said.

Earlier, Rabbi Shalom Cohen, the Shas spiritual leader, fiercely denounced the murder. He said that the punishment for those with “innocent blood on their hands” was “indescribable.”

One of the suspect’s families is said to have “the worldview” of the ultra-Orthodox and Sephardic Shas political party.

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