In a forceful statement a day after settlers rioted and burned homes in the Palestinian town of Huwara in the West Bank, President Isaac Herzog says he “strongly condemn[s] the cruel and violent rampage against the residents of Huwara.”
He adds: “This is not our way. It is criminal violence against innocents. It harms the State of Israel, it harms us, it harms settlers. It harms security forces who are busy searching for those responsible for the terror attack, and most of all it harms us as a moral society and a lawful country.”
Herzog also says “all of our hearts, of all the people of Israel, are torn in terrible pain” over the murders of Hallel and Yagel Yaniv by a Palestinian terrorist hours before the mass riots.