IDF Website: Still No Mention of Murdered Palmers
The IDF website features no item about the murder of baby Yonatan Palmer and his father Asher, ten days after their deaths on September 23.
The double murder on Route 60 near Kiryat Arba took place just as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu flew to the United Nations to block the PA's statehood bid. There was sharp criticism of the IDF and Police spokesmen for what is seen as an initial cover-up of the double murder, intended to prevent a flare-up of Jewish anger that could have embarrassed Netanyahu.
The only mention of the murder on the site is in an interview with the Head of Central Command published four days after the double murder, in which he notes that the initial police assessment was that the Palmers died in an accident, and that this assessment has changed. He promised that an official IDF statement would be made once the police investigators announced the result of their inquiry.
The IDF website does, instead, emphasize an item in the Jordan Valley about flooding that "fostered unique cooperation between the IDF and Palestinian fire and rescue services."
The cooperation on Route 90, while welcome, is apparently news for the website's editors.They seem to have decided that a double murder on Route 60 is not.
Arutz Sheva has requested a reaction from the IDF Spokesman.