On Saturday evening, July 29, defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman called on politicians, criticized the General security service (Shin bet) , to take his words back and apologize.
The leader of Yisrael Beiteinu meant criticism, which was expressed by the Minister of culture and sports, Miri Regev, and head of a coalition government MP David Bitan (both represent the party in the Knesset, Likud) on the recommendations of the Shin bet during the crisis over the Temple mount.
«The Shin bet daily to prevent terrorist attacks. It is a pity that politicians make such statements. Those who resolve security issues, know what you cannot do in the primaries and how you look in the eyes of party members», – said the defense Minister in interview to the Second channel ITV.
In response, the Minister of culture Miri Regev said that she didn’t abandon his words. «The decision to dismantle the metal detectors at Temple mount was incorrect and incomprehensible. It was the result of intimidation by the Israel security Agency political leadership of the country,» said Regev.
Lieberman also commented on the message that the head of government discussed with U.S. officials the possibility of transferring the Palestinian authority area of Wadi Ara in exchange for Israel’s annexation of the gush Etzion. «I am delighted that the Prime Minister accepted my point of view on this issue. I talked to him about it,» said the Minister.