- Aug 3, 2014
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- Political Leaning
- Libertarian - Left
“I am sitting next to my friend Elor Azaria, whom we enlisted in our primary campaign, and with God’s help, together with him, we will succeed,” Mazuz says in the video, according to a translation by Lahav Harkov of the Jerusalem Post.
Likud minister Yaron Mazuz has posted videos of himself shaking hands with notorious IDF murderer Elor Azaria in a bid to rally support for his primary election campaign.
Azaria was convicted of killing Abdel Fattah al-Sharif after the Palestinian had attacked and stabbed an IDF soldier in Hebron. I video surfaced in the wake of the attack showing Azaria firing a single bullet into the head of Abdel Fattah al-Sharif as he lay motionless on the ground having already been shot and incapacitated prior to Azaria appearance.
Azaria served just 9 months in jail after the killing and was released to a heroes welcome. He is seen by many on the right of Israeli politics as a national hero and his trial and verdict was met with outrage by some within their ranks.
As I have said on many occasions, the ugliness of this conflict and it's entrenched , intractable nature , has had and continues to have a corrosive effect on both sets of people involved. The use of a convicted killer to gain support for an election campaign kind of tells us where we are at once again , as if we really needed reminding