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Peres Calls for End to Incitement, Respect for Law

President tries to calm tempers, calls on Israelis to continue unity of last three weeks
Shimon Peres speaking at funeral service for Gilad, Naftali and Eyal

Shimon Peres speaking at funeral service for Gilad, Naftali and Eyal
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President Shimon Peres called Thursday for an end to incitement and respect for the rule of law.

“I call upon every citizen, all citizens, with a serious request,” Peres told reporters. “Now is a time for two things: To respect the law and to avoid incitement. We weren’t born to hate, we weren’t born to speak in a hateful language. A few days ago we all behaved as one with dignity, even during our sorrow but together we called for restraint, we called for investigation, we were careful with our words.

“It’s time to stop incitement, it’s time to be respectful and to respect the law. It’s in our hands. People who are engaged in incitement are not always aware where it can lead, to more sorrow, to more dangers. It’s time for all of us to show restraint, to show understanding and let us as human beings, all of us, be true to our morality, to our hope to live together in peace,” Peres said. 

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