Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, head of the Yisrael Beitenu faction, said Monday that the attacks against Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria (Yehuda and Shomron, or Yesha) are wrong and hypocritical.
"There is no justification, and no excuse can be accepted with regard to hurting IDF soldiers," he said, in reference to the incident a week ago in which Yesha youths allegedly vandalized an IDF base. "Between that and shooting protesters – and it doesn't matter if they are Jewish or not – there is a great difference."
In some of the outposts, Lieberman said, defense ministers and IDF Central Command commanders had participated in placing cornerstones. The press is attacking "people who came naively, and did not know they were on private land, and were sent by all of the governments."