Liberman demands immediate release of Elor Azariya

DM says Hezbollah is responsible for rocket fire that exploded in Israel last Saturday. 'They're trying to drag us into fighting in Syria.'

Mordechai Sones,

Avigdor Liberman
Avigdor Liberman
Flash 90

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman agreed with news reports on Monday that the rockets that exploded in the Golan Heights on Saturday were not a spillover from the civil war in Syria.

"Regarding the shooting in the north, this is not a spillover," Liberman said at a Yisrael Beyteinu faction meeting. "This is deliberate firing carried out by a squad operated by Hezbollah, which did so independently of the Assad regime."

Liberman added that "Nasrallah's instruction was that Assad appear unconnected to the shooting, and therefore I call on the Assad regime, which we consider responsible for everything that happens on Syrian soil, and also on the Russian forces to restrain Hezbollah."

The Yisrael Beyteinu Chairman explained that "this is another example of why they (Iran, ed.) should be expelled from Syria as soon as possible. Hezbollah is trying to drag us into fighting in Syria."

Defense Minister Liberman stated that Elor Azariya should be released from prison. "I want to remind you that in the end, this is a case of an outstanding soldier and a terrorist who tried to kill IDF soldiers. Everyone is aware that both Azariya and his family paid a heavy price.

"The affair also affects the IDF. We should leave behind us it as soon as possible. We have to release him immediately."



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