Ben Gvir says questioning cop who threw stun grenade at protesters ‘sends a very bad message’

National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir seen at the entrance to the Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, March 9, 2023. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir seen at the entrance to the Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, March 9, 2023. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir says that the investigation by the Police Internal Investigations Department of the police officer who threw a stun grenade at anti-government protesters in Tel Aviv “sends a very bad message of lack of backup for Israel Police officers.”

“The decision of PIID turns it into a political body,” he says. “If we were talking about a demonstration of Haredim or Ethiopians, we wouldn’t hear about it or remember it,” Ben Gvir charges.

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