[Yariv] Oppenheimer [secretary-general of the Peace Now movement] chastised the military for the incident. "Instead of preventing provocation, the soldiers, led by the rabbi, decided to take part in the event and assist the settlers. They acted against military regulations and took part in a political provocation that was unlawfully carried out.
"IDF soldiers are stationed in the city in order to maintain security and not to take part in controversial political acts," Oppenheimer wrote.
Peace Now issued a statement calling for Rabbi Peretz and the soldiers who participated in the ceremony to stand trial.
Knesset members also weighed in on the contentious move. MK Ran Cohen (Meretz) said that "this is a thuggish act vis-à-vis Palestinians who have not been able to live their lives for years. Even worse than that, this time it was not only done under IDF auspices but by soldiers who were engaging in severe political provocation."
MK Avshalom Vilan (Meretz) called on Chief of Staff, Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi to convene a discussion on the matter and deal with the perpetrators "to the fullest extent of the law."
"A uniformed rabbi who participates in an act with lawbreakers disgraces the IDF and should be punished," said Vilan.
What horrible, humiliating, "thuggish" crime did Rabbi Eliyahu Peretz (a captain in the IDF) and his soldiers commit to bring such unholy wrath of the Israeli left down upon themselves? They hung a mezuzah at the entrance of the marketplace in Hebron. Yes. Hung. A. Mezuzah.
As Dave at Israelly Cool points out, all of the heat on this ... incident ... has come from the Peace Now people and their idiotic allies. Not a peep from the Arab community of Hebron or of anywhere else, for that matter (but wait...).
V'ahav'ta eit Adonai Elohekha b'khol l'vav'kha uv'khol naf'sh'kha uv'khol m'odekha.
And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
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Ukh'tav'tam al m'zuzot beitekha uvish'arekha.
And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
The "disgrace" is on Peace Now and Meretz.