Amidst accusations of torture against Israel’s Shin Bet, Bibi attempts to defuse ongoing Duma controversy

Netanyahu condemns video of extremists celebrating Duma attack
December 24, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday strongly condemned a video showing a group of far-right extremists celebrating the murder of a Palestinian family in the village of Duma last summer. The video footage, aired on Wednesday by Israel’s Channel 10, was taken at a wedding. “The shocking pictures that were broadcast this evening show the true face of a group that constitutes a danger to Israeli society and to the security of Israel. We are not prepared to accept people who deny the laws of the state and do not view themselves as subject to them,” Netanyahu said. “The pictures underscore how important a strong [Shin Bet] is to the security of us all.”…Amidst the controversy, that Shin Bet interrogators allegedly tortured suspects connected to the arson attack, the Shin Bet on Thursday said those claims are made in an effort to distract from “severe attacks motivated by an extreme anti-Zionist ideology,” from a Jewish extremist group who seeks to overthrow the Israeli government through violence and crown a king. READ MORE

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