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Incitement against the left
Yariv Oppenheimer
Peace Now
March 14, 2011

Following the shocking murder of an Israeli family in the settlement of Itamar, Peace Now was the subject of many verbal public and private attacks - suggesting that our support of peace with the Palestinians and removal of settlements is the cause of this terrible attack.

Peace Now quickly released a statement and published news ads in the national papers (including Yisrael Hayom, Maariv), where we condemned the brutal murder and at the same time stated `the attempt to link this terrorist act to the positions of the Israeli peace camp is irresponsible and is intended to incite the public towards violence against the left`

Full Statement:
`Peace Now condemns the brutal murder in Itamar and participates in the family`s sorrow. This horrendous murder is a terrible and unacceptable crime.

The attempt to link this terrorist act to the positions of the Israeli peace camp is irresponsible and is intended to incite the public towards violence against the left.

Netanyahu`s decision to expand construction in the settlements in the wake of the terrorist act plays into the hands of extremists and grants terrorists the power to influence decisions of the Israeli government.

In these moments of pain and grief, Peace Now reaffirms its commitment to continue the public struggle in order to prevent further bloodshed.`
We also asked the public to respond on Facebook to our ad and we received hundreds of supporting comments.

For More details call: Yariv Oppenheimer 0544200060


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