Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday opened the Likud faction meeting by renouncing incitement from any direction.
“We condemn all incitement on all sides. For months they have been calling to murder me and my family. All around there is silence. Incitement is out of bounds on either side,” Netanyahu said.
However, Netanyahu added that criticism is not incitement.
“The principle is clear – incitement and violence will always be out of bounds. But freedom of expression is not incitement. The words of the Right cannot be treated as incitement while the words of the Left are treated as freedom of expression.”
“We are witnessing the biggest election fraud in the history of the state, in my opinion in the history of democracies – people rightly feel cheated,” Netanyahu added.
“It is impossible to shut their mouths. Facebook blocked posts by right-wingers because they published the address of MK Nir Orbach for right-wing demonstrations and left posts by left-wingers who posted exactly the same address,” the prime minister added.
Source: Arutz Sheva