Interior Minister Aryeh Deri sent a letter to GSS chief Nadav Argaman, warning of the danger of the recent serious incitement against Prime Minister Netanyahu, including explicit statements made by anarchist sources about the desire to physically harm the prime minister. Today’.
In a letter entitled “Preventing the assassination of the prime minister and harming his family members”, Deri wrote: “In recent weeks and days we have witnessed a dangerous and borderless incitement calling for the assassination of the prime minister and harming his family members. To stand up to the harsh scenes of incitement and calls for physical harm to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his family. “
According to Deri: “We can not say again, our hands have not shed this blood. I am aware of your and the GSS ‘great efforts to protect the prime minister and his family, but it is my public duty to warn against what may happen and do everything possible to prevent such a disaster. Israeli society will find it difficult to face such an event again. “
Deri added: “Freedom of expression and the right to demonstrate are important core values that must be upheld in a democracy and harsh criticism is legitimate but incitement to violence, incitement and contempt of the prime minister and his family is crossing a red line.”
As you may recall, last week, Yair Netanyahu, the prime minister’s son, addressed the attorney general, Avichai Mandelblit, demanding that he order the police to investigate the growing threats to his life.