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By Gldmeier @gldmeier
What happened at the attack in Jerusalem was actually an armed civilian who made the decisive act and a soldier shot him. When you distribute weapons in large numbers, these things can happen. We know that in terror waves over the last decade frequently it was armed civilians who saved the situation and prevented a greater catastrophe. This has happened tens of times. So, I think in the current situation we need to continue with this policy - I definitely support it. It could be that we will have to pay a price for it. That's life.
  -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, about Yuval Kestelman shooting the terrorists in Jerusalem and then being shot by soldiers
what a horrible statement for the PM to make
This had nothing to do with the mass distribution of weapons. He was not errantly shot by an undertrained civilian who had just been given a gun a week before. Kestelman was shot by soldiers who are [at least somewhat] trained how to use guns and how to identify terrorists and respond to such situations.
That's life??? That's the response to someone, anyone let alone a hero, getting accidentally shot? Call for an investigation, talk about a forthcoming investigation.. that's life? Sorry, he was killed accidentally because we give out guns and that's just the way it is. It isnt even true but how can he be so callous? why is he defending the soldiers more than the actual hero?
I am not saying the soldiers who shot him are guilty. Maybe it was a perfectly understandable mistake. but at least investigate! Why is his death deserving of a flippant remark like "that's life"... ?
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