Yesh Atid chairman MK Yair Lapid joined the bashers of Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchok Yosef, who isssued psak Halacha concerning the elimination of terrorists attacking Jews. Rabbi Yosef ruled that it is indeed a mitzvah to kill such a terrorist, when he is armed. If he was neutralized, he should be jailed for life, added the rabbi.
At the opening of the Committee of Foreign Affairs meeting, Lapid stated that there have been numerous verbal attacks on the Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot by Rabbi Yosef and members of this house, (Knesset) including ministers. “An attack on the Chief of Staff is an attack on IDF soldiers, and we will not tolerate attacks on the Chief of Staff and IDF soldiers. This must stop immediately.”
Seemingly Lapid is suffering from serious memory lapse, since he said almost identical words on an interview in the WALLA! News studio. “There must be a clear directive: one must shoot to kill anyone who takes out a knife or screwdriver. There is an orderly procedure to obtain firearms licenses. The issue should be clear: if there is a beginning of an attack, shoot to kill.”