Shamir Condemns Atmosphere of Vlolence in Israel

Premier Yitzhak Shamir condemned intolerance and lack of mutual respect in Israel and said that this atmosphere led to the kind of violence that culminated in a grenade attack which killed Peace Now activist Emil Grunzweig last February and the recent spate of attacks against Christian and Moslem holy places.

Shamir, who attended a memorial meeting here for Grunzweig, said that political leaders who failed to condemn verbal violence shared the blame for the conditions that have led to physical violence. He stated that such attacks indicate that the civil laws of the country are being endangered by cowardice and intolerance. “The danger to our society today is internal, not external, and only we can uproot it,” he declared.

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