"Encourages Gratuitous Hatred"

Likud: "Gantz encourages gratuitous hatred with his silence"

After the leader of the National Unity party referred to the Yom Kippur events in Dizengoff Square and struck the prime minister, the Likud replied to Gantz: "Refuses to condemn attackers of worshipers"

(Photo: Itai Ron, Flash90.)

After the leader of the National Unity party, Benny Gantz, referred to the incident in which left-wing protesters 'blew up' the Yom Kippur prayer in Dizengoff Square and chose to blame Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for it, the Likud party issued a statement condemning Gantz's words.

"Gantz, who speaks highly of unity, encourages gratuitous hatred with his silence and refuses to condemn attackers of worshipers on the eve of Yom Kippur," the Likud statement read. "We demand from Gantz to fully condemn, without perhaps and without regret, the violence and provocations by left-wing activists on the eve of Yom Kippur."

The National Unity stated in response to the Likud party's announcement: "While Gantz is working to prevent the rift in the nation - Netanyahu is working to deepen it. The prime minister would do well if he acted responsibly and worked to calm the spirits instead of adding factions and divisiveness to the people of Israel and trying to derive political profit from such alarming images, On our holiest day, It's time for a different leadership."

Rioters 'blew up' the holiday prayer

As recalled, left-wing demonstrators and members of the Kaplan protest organizations 'blew up' Yom Kippur prayers throughout the city of Tel Aviv after the start of the fast. The protesters came to the prayers, and shouted "shame" but the worshipers passed and disrupted the prayers with noise and shouting.

Gantz issued a statement attacking Netanyahu. "For 75 years, a large majority of Israelis managed to reach agreements on the public space on Yom Kippur. So that it is adjusted according to the community. For 75 years, communities managed to respect each other despite their differences and did not bring politics into Yom Kippur. Now, whoever decided to separate us - has also succeeded in desecrating This holy day with coercion and gratuitous hatred."

"And who if not the prime minister, the biggest hatemonger, is the one who now chooses to light the fire. Together with politicians who decided to turn our public space into a disaster area. I call on all leaders to show responsibility. Stop the slanderers 'talk and actions."

"I would like to say to the public, that there is logic in allowing the public space to be conducted according to the characteristics of the population. In this case, a correct ruling was received in my opinion, which authorized the Tel Aviv municipality to determine the procedures."

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