search

Shin Bet chief appears to hit back at Ben Gvir in Memorial Day address

Ronen Bar, the new Shin Bet chief, leaves his home in Rishpon on October 11, 2021. (Flash90)
Ronen Bar, the new Shin Bet chief, leaves his home in Rishpon on October 11, 2021. (Flash90)

Shin Bet chief Ronen Bar appears to take a shot at far-right MK Itamar Ben Gvir during his remarks at the security agency’s Memorial Day ceremony.

Last month, the Religious Zionism lawmaker issued a statement railing against Bar, accusing him of being responsible for a series of “failures” that led to a string of terror attacks and tensions in Jerusalem and Gaza.

Bar begins his Memorial Day remarks by stressing that “our power has always been in our unity. Precisely on this day when we all gather together, we must remember the danger of divisions, violent discourse and incitement that can lead us to a dangerous abysses.”

“The members of this organization will not speak or tweet. They will be a shield and will not be seen,” he says, in an apparent jab at Ben Gvir.

comments
Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed