Wounded soldier's father 'disappointed' by Bibi

Father of 1 of 3 soldiers wounded in attack Tuesday condemns PM for returning terrorist's body; 'I'm disappointed I voted for him.'

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Site of the car attack
Site of the car attack
Magen David Adom

The father of one of the three IDF soldiers who was wounded on Tuesday evening in a car ramming attack by an Arab terrorist criticized Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, over his decision to return the body of the terrorist.

In the attack near Dolev in Samaria three soldiers were wounded, one seriously. But mere hours later the political echelon had the body of the terrorist returned to his family under the Palestinian Authority (PA).

The father, Meir Mizrahi, spoke to Channel 2 about the decision to return the body, and said that instead of returning bodies "we need to punish them and put an end to this."

"Netanyahu promised that in every terror attack we won't return the bodies, and here the Defense Minister (Moshe Ya'alon) did the opposite of what the Prime Minister promised, and I'm really upset by that," said Mizrahi.

"One says one thing and the other says and does the opposite," he added. "I voted for Netanyahu and I am very disappointed by him. It makes no sense."

The return of the terrorist's body breaks with the policy announced by Netanyahu before the Passover holiday, according to which Israel would stop handing over bodies of terrorists for burial by their families.

However, an official told Arutz Sheva Tuesday that Netanyahu had authorized the Defense and Internal Security Ministers to return terrorist bodies so long as certain conditions – such as no massive funeral for the terrorist – were met by the other side.

Earlier on Wednesday, Yisrael Beytenu chairperson Avigdor Liberman criticized Netanyahu for returning the terrorist's body, and demanded that he resign.