'What if Elor Azariya's name was Dean Issacharoff?'

Bennett addresses outcry on decision to investigate Breaking the Silence spokesman who claimed he brutally beat Arab during his IDF service.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Naftali Bennett
Naftali Bennett
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Jewish Home Chairman Naftali Bennett addressed this morning the attack of radical leftist organizations on the decision to investigate “Breaking the Silence” Spokesman Dean Issacharoff, after he claimed to have brutally beaten innocent Arabs during his IDF service.

“A radical leftist from ‘Breaking the Silence’ comes and asserts that he committed terrible war crimes against innocent Arabs. Why, exactly, should an investigation not be opened against him?” Bennett asked. “And if Elor Azariya was named ‘Dean Issacharoff’ and was a member of ‘Breaking the Silence,’ would he also be immune from investigation?”

On Friday, the state prosecutor announced that Issacharoff had been called in for questioning, following the exposure of a video, taken at a Breaking the Silence convention, in which Issacharoff is seen claiming that he violently beat a Palestinian Arab for no justifiable operational reason.

The prosecution emphasized that the decision to call in Issacharoff for questioning came at the request of the Chief Military Prosecutor and those of several officials, including Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked.