Gantz on Shin Bet warning: Lessons of the past have not been learned

In the wake of the Shin Bet chief’s warning, Defense Minister Benny Gantz tweets: “Public leaders have a particular responsibility and it seems in the last few days that the necessary lessons from past events have not been learned.

“Anyone who tries to delegitimize basic democratic processes, and who lights the fire of incitement, will be held responsible. I call on everyone to refrain from any displays of violence. All public leaders must publicly, determinedly and actively speak out against violence in general, and especially in the political context.”

Defense Minister Benny Gantz addresses the media in Jerusalem on May 31, 2021. (Emmanuel DUNAND / AFP)
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