The children and their "Karadi, shoot me" signs were in Jerusalem to demonstrate against the police’s handling of recent riots in Hebron.
Hebron kids: Just shoot us (Photo: Gil Yohanan)
Comments by Karadi that the police will not hesitate to use force during the planned evacuation of a handful of families from the city’s old markets added fuel to the fire, as some 1,000 policemen prepare for the January 31 evictions.
Karadi told a Channel 2 host that the evictions will be carried out in any event. Asked if he expects violent clashes between settlers opposed to the evacuation and security forces, the police chief said, “I hope not, but as someone in charge of a professional operation, I cannot rule out such possibility. From now on, there are no double messages; there is an unequivocal enforcement of the law.”
The spokesperson for Jewish settlers in Hebron, Noam Arnon, told Ynet, “After a week-long incitement campaign against us - from politicians, police officers and lately Karadi himself - we decided to make his job easier, so we brought the children to his office.”
Arnon added that, “(Acting Prime Minister Ehud) Olmert’s government and his headquarters failed in dealing with terror attacks and Arab rioters and want to prove themselves by taking a tough stance against us (the settlers).”