‘A gay man without rights:’ Israeli reservist who killed highway terrorist speaks out


Hanania Ben-Shimon, the IDF reservist who was wounded as he killed one of the terrorists in the attack at the A-Za’ayem checkpoint near Ma’ale Adumim on Thursday, published a post on Friday in which he pleaded that his case not be used to promote either “divisive or aggressive” discourse or relaxed gun policies. “After going through all kinds of tweets and posts that mention me, I ask not to turn my injury and so-called act of heroism into a tool to promote divisive or aggressive discourse,” Ben-Shimon said, adding that his condition is improving. “I saw posts attacking the members of the government who congratulated me and wished me well, for using me as a hero when necessary and throwing me aside when I asked for rights as a gay person and I saw the use of my name by certain ministers in order to promote ideological-private interests.

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