The Jewish Press » » 44,000 Israelis Sign Petition to Award Medal to IDF Soldier Who Shot ‘Neutralized’ Terrorist: "An online petition calling on the IDF brass to award a medal—instead of handcuffs—to an IDF medic who shot an Arab terrorist who was lying on the ground in Hebron last Thursday, has garnered more than 44,000 signatures in three days. “This soldier should not have been arrested with expediency, he should have been praised, because with his quick and decisive action he may have prevented a catastrophe.”
Noting that the event took place on Purim, the petition says “the terrorist did not arrive with shalach manos to hand out to the soldiers. He arrived with his terrorist friend, armed with knives, to murder soldiers. The terrorist was dressed in an overcoat on a very warm day and could have easily been hiding on his person an explosive charge which, had it blown up, would have made the mothers of dozens of IDF soldiers cry today instead of rejoice in the Purim holiday.”"
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