Opposition Leader Yair Lapid says that he has a meeting set next week to receive a security update from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “as is set by law.”
Lapid, saying that he supports Israel’s security forces, asks the international community to consider this year’s 28 terror victims “before denouncing Israel” for its newly opened front against terror in Jenin.
In response to reporter questions, Lapid says he is not calling for a halt to major protests planned this afternoon at Ben Gurion Airport.
“What should have happened today is for the government to stop the legislation. Then there would be space to end the demonstration at Ben Gurion. This is what the protest organizers said, too,” says Lapid, at the outset of Yesh Atid’s Knesset faction meeting.
“Protesters have a full right to demonstrate in a democratic country. As long as we are a democratic country,” he adds.