Yair Netanyahu, the premier’s eldest son, is claiming that the Shin Bet security agency is involved in “a coup” against his father.
“The Shin Bet is involved in a coup against the prime minister! Investigative committee now! These people need to stand trial and be sent to prison for many years,” Netanyahu writes on Twitter, without offering any proof.
The accusation is made in response to a tweet by pro-Netanyahu pundit Eli Zipori, who claimed that Shin Bet employees working as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s drivers were leaking information to journalist Ben Caspit.
Yair Netanyahu has become known for his incendiary comments and social media and frequently rails at those he says have wronged him or his family, leading to numerous libel lawsuits against him.