In a rare statement issued by the Mossad, the spy agency categorically denies that its chief, David Barnea, met with Shikma Bressler, a leader in the anti-judicial overhaul protest movement.
“Complete fake news. The head of the Mossad did not meet with Shikma Bressler,” reads the terse message circulated by the Prime Minister’s Office in the name of the Mossad.
The statement comes after firebrand Likud MK Tally Gotliv was the one to make the claim in a post on social media.
“I heard that Ms. Shikma Bressler — who thought that right-wing elected officials are Nazis — met in a personal meeting with the Mossad chief,” posted Gotliv on X. “I also heard that someone rushed to put a gag order on it.”
Gotliv — a former criminal defense attorney — pointed out that she has parliamentary immunity and therefore was not afraid to violate a purported gag order, and demanded an explanation for the supposed meeting.
Following the Mossad statement, Gotliv posts again on X, noting the denial but claiming that her report came from a “reliable source.” She has so far not deleted her original tweet.