MK Stern Defends Drafting Gunman Who Killed 4 Arabs in Shooting Spree

Rejects argument by Eden Natan-Zada’s parents that their son, who killed four Arabs in Shfaram and was beaten to death by a crowd, should have been released from service because of his extremist views.

MK Elazar Stern is defending the Israel Defense Forces’ decision to draft radical right-winger Eden Natan-Zada − who in 2005 would go on to kill four Arabs in a shooting attack on a bus before being beaten to death by a gathering crowd − saying not to do so would have been “a violation of the IDF’s mission as the...