Lapid calls Ben Gvir a ‘Tik Tok clown’ over removal of Tel Aviv police chief

Opposition leader Yair Lapid speaks at a conference in Tel Aviv on February 23, 2023. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)
Opposition leader Yair Lapid speaks at a conference in Tel Aviv on February 23, 2023. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

Opposition leaders rushed to denounce National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir and Israel Police chief Kobi Shabtai for apparently ousting the Tel Aviv police district chief from his position.

“There has never been such a disgrace in the history of the country,” says opposition leader Yair Lapid of the announcement that Amichai Eshed would become the head of the police training division. “The Tik Tok clown fires an outstanding officer in the police because there is not enough blood or violence in the streets.”

Ben Gvir denies that Eshed was ousted and claims that his new appointment was scheduled in advance.

National Unity party chief Benny Gantz tweets that Ben Gvir is “politically cleansing” police commanders. “I’m calling on Netanyahu to fire Ben Gvir before he destroys the police and the rule of law.”

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