Regev fumes at AG for okaying airport protest, accuses her of ‘lending hand to lawbreakers’

Transportation Minister Miri Regev arrives at a weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on May 7, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Transportation Minister Miri Regev arrives at a weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on May 7, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Transportation Minister Miri Regev of Likud rails at Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara for approving an anti-government demonstration at Ben Gurion Airport later today, vowing to change the law to block such a protest from being held.

“Ben Gurion Airport isn’t a mall or a public space. It’s a strategic asset which requires careful and complex management,” she says in a statement.

“I expected the attorney general to allow the sound management of the facility and not lend a hand to lawbreakers,” adds Regev, who days earlier called to fire Baharav-Meira over law enforcement’s response to protests against the judicial overhaul.

Far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir, another vocal Baharav-Miara critic, also hits out at the attorney general over today’s protests and accuses demonstrators of “crossing all lines.”

“Stop backing rioters! Start enforcing the law!” he rages.

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