Smotrich: Where was the Shin Bet when Arabs killed and wounded citizens?

The head of the Religious Zionism Party Bezalel Smotrich responds to Shin Bet head Nadav Argaman after the latter warned of the potential for right-wing violence.

“Several weeks ago Jewish citizens were killed and wounded here in severe rioting carried out by many of Israel’s Arabs. The Shin Bet under your leadership did not expect, warn of prepare for this in advance,” he says.

“Israelis deserve an explanation as to where you were, and how you missed the incitement and nationalism ahead of those riots.”

Religious Zionism leader Bezalel Smotrich leads a faction meeting at the Knesset on May 3, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
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