President Shimon Peres says Israel is in a deep crisis of morality following the arrest of six people in the killing of Palestinian teen Muhammed Abu Khdeir last week.
“We did not believe that such a heinous crime could take place among our people. We mustn’t be such a people,” Peres says.
“Today ‘out of Zion shall go forth the shame,’” he says, paraphrasing a famous Bible quote.
“There is no justification for death and no crime is more acceptable than another,” the president adds. “My heart aches with the grieving Abu Khdeir family and with the grieving Shaar, Yifrach and Fraenkel families.”