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Gantz on being called ‘murderer’ at Western Wall: ‘Exact same shouts’ were hurled at Rabin

Defense Minister Benny Gantz speaks during a special plenum session to mark 27 years since the assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, at the Knesset, November 6, 2022. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)
Defense Minister Benny Gantz speaks during a special plenum session to mark 27 years since the assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, at the Knesset, November 6, 2022. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

Outgoing Defense Minister Benny Gantz delivers a fiery speech at a Knesset session marking the assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, recalling how he was heckled as a “murderer” while visiting the Western Wall the night before last week’s election.

“Those were the exact same shouts and it’s 27 years later,” Gantz says. “Let’s not think what led to that terrible night in November but what, God forbid, could lead to the next night.”

He also calls out most MKs from the right-religious bloc led by opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu, which is set to form the next government, for not attending the official state ceremony for Rabin earlier today, drawing jeers.

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