Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned those who burned in effigy IDF soldiers during Lag Ba’omer celebrations in Jerusalem on Saturday night.
“Last night, there was a reprehensible incident in Jerusalem,” Netanyahu told the weekly cabinet meeting.
“An extremist and truly marginal faction of ultra-orthodox society, a faction identified with Neturei Karta, burned effigies of IDF soldiers in uniform along with Israeli flags, in order to offend ultra-orthodox soldiers,” Netanyahu said.
“This was deplorable. IDF soldiers guard everyone, including the ultra-Orthodox, including these people. I expect, request and demand that all public leaders condemn this despicable act and I also request that the police find those responsible,” he added.
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman called on Israel’s police force to get involved and for leaders of the ultra-Orthodox community to condemn those actions.