Israeli religious leaders fear that a civil war is only a matter of time, following Monday night's settler violence in the West Bank.
Israel's Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger on Tuesday strongly condemned the attack on the Ephraim Brigade commander near the outpost of Ramat Gilad, which left him and his deputy injured.
The chief rabbi called on the law authorities to "use a firm hand against the rioters."
According to Metzger, "Damaging IDF property is a horrible defamation of God. Nothing justifies such a violent act, especially when it is directed at the IDF and its soldiers, who sacrifice their lives to protect the people of this country."
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