Novel way of campaigning

During Israel’s electoral campaign, Labor Knesset candidate and former Shin Bet chief Ami Ayalon has outlined his plan to bring peace to the region:

“I killed many Arabs, probably more than Hamas fighters killed Jews, and more than anybody else, but all in order to secure Israeli lives.”… 

His comments have been criticised within Israel, and rightly so. But then, does the Israeli public want politicians who kill any number of “terrorists” in the name of “peace”?

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