In 1994, in his capacity as Canadian spokesman for the banned Israeli political party Kach, Weinstein, using his pseudonym of Meir Halevi, commented on the Cave of the Patriarchs massacre committed by party member Baruch Goldstein in Hebron saying "our organization does not condemn the attack. It condemns the Israeli government for not providing adequate protection for settlers."
Between 30 and 54 Palestinians are believed to have died in the gun attack by Baruch Goldstein in Hebron. An official inquiry later ruled that Goldstein had been working on his own and did not have an accomplice.
Goldstein had lived in Israel for 11 years and was a doctor in the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba, just outside Hebron. As the settlement's main emergency doctor he was involved in treating victims of Arab-Israeli violence. It is reported that his hatred became so intense that eventually he refused to treat Palestinians.
Goldstein was a member of the Jewish Defence League, a violent organisation established by Rabbi Meir Kahane. Some settlers treated Goldstein as a saint, establishing a shrine to him that was forcibly removed by the Israeli Government in 1999
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