Israeli Minister of Culture, Miri Regev, has said that the army should have shot the Palestinian women who saved Mohammad al-Tamimi from abuse by an Israeli soldier.Israeli Minister of Culture, Miri Regev, has said that the Israeli army should have shot the Palestinian women who saved Mohammad al-Tamimi from abuse by an Israeli soldier.
The incident took place during the Nabi Saleh villageâ€™s weekly demonstration against the illegal confiscation of their land, according to a report in Midde East Monitor.
In a Facebook statement, she said that the unarmed protesters should have been shot. Regev called on Defense Minister Moshe Yaâ€™alon and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to change the armyâ€™s policy on the use of live-fire because of the â€śhumiliationâ€ť the soldier endured.
â€śWe need to decide immediately that a soldier that is attacked is permitted to return fire. Period. I call on the minister of security to put an end to the humiliation and change the open fire regulations immediately!â€ť
â€śAnyone who tries to harm Israeli civilians and soldiers needs to know his blood is in his head,â€ť Regev continued, using a Hebrew expression to convey that the Palestinians who assaulted the soldier are fair game for shooting.
Israeli forces took the parents of the boy into custody on Tuesday.