Jewish Home MK: Shoot Terrorists in the Head

Yinon Magal blames ongoing terror on media's 'left-wing ideology' and warns terrorists Israel will respond to knives with machine guns.

Cynthia Blank ,

MK Yinon Magal
MK Yinon Magal
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MK Yinon Magal (Jewish Home) blasted on Sunday Israeli security forces' slow response to a terrorist in Afula, blaming it on the "[left-wing] ideology" the media "has represented for decades."

"We've lost our basic instinct," a distraught Magal announced on Channel 10's Orly and Guy morning show after watching the clip of police officers arguing with and eventually shooting a knife-wielding terrorist in Afula's Central Bus Station. 

"Some ten officers are standing there, moving backward and forward, dropping cartridges, one with a popsicle...What is this joke?" Magal charged. "A person threatening with a knife should be shot in the head. Very simple."

According to the MK, there is no point in trying to capture a terrorist alive and try to extract intelligence from them, including, even, in some cases, Jewish terrorists.

"Don't think of it in terms of racism. It's clear it was a mistake not to eliminate [Yitzhak Rabin's assassin] Yigal Amir, and [Gay Pride Parade stabber Yishai] Shlissel also should have been eliminated."

"When someone pulls out a knife and hurts innocent people, there's no reason to think," Magal stressed. "There's a war here, they're stabbing people here."

 A former journalist, Magal also attacked the media for the current security situation, accusing them of "forgetting" what an enemy is. 

"We are left with the legacy you've left for us - after the First Intifada, Rabin gave in to terror and made the reckless and absurd Oslo Accords. We saw the results in the Second Intifada and we've seen them until today."

"Before Oslo, most of the world was against a Palestinian state," Magal continued his attack. "All the folly that we're talking about a nation, that there's a so-called Palestinian nation - there is no nation and there will be no state. We need to nip that hope in the bud." 

"The Arabs needs to know that whoever brandishes a knife in war, we'll respond by saying hello with a submachine gun...You can't just count intifadas, you'll have to count nakbas. Whoever starts a war, must face the consequence he may pay a heavy price.