Netanyahu: Where's condemnation of the rape?

Prime Minister blasts the left for failing to condemn the rape of a Jewish woman by three Arabs. Yechimovich fires back.

Ido Ben Porat,

Binyamin Netanyahu
Binyamin Netanyahu
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday night implicitly accused leftists of hypocrisy as he related to the incident in which three Arabs raped a 20-year-old mentally disabled Jewish girl for "nationalistic" motives.

In a post on his Facebook page, Netanyahu wrote that the rape “is a horrifying crime that requires wall to wall condemnation, but such condemnation has for some reason not been heard – neither in the media nor across the political spectrum.”

“One can only imagine what would happen if it were the opposite (Jews raping an Arab for nationalistic reasons –ed.),” the Prime Minister charged. “We will do justice to the full extent of the law with all those involved in this brutal act.”

MK Shelly Yechimovich (Zionist Union) fired back and said that it is actually Netanyahu who continuously remains silent when it comes to sexual offenses.

“Shame on you, Prime Minister. Zero empathy to victims of rape until you have an opportunity to incite. Requires wall to wall condemnation? Really? So why have you never condemned rapists?” she wrote on Facebook.

“We have never heard a word from you about the Katzav affair. No comments on the fate of those who are raped, persecuted - every day and every hour. No statement on ​​sexual harassment in the IDF, nothing,” charged Yechimovich.

“You have never related even for a second to the women who get up and demand justice. You have never backed them. You never mentioned it in your speeches. And you never called a Cabinet meeting about it. You abandoned, shunned, ignored,” she added.