Israel Lapid slams politicians’ incitement against army commanders

Yair Lapid, Israel's prime minister on Thursday, Sept 22, 2022 [Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg via Getty Images]

Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister, Yair Lapid, on Wednesday, slammed what he described as "wild incitement" against commanders of the Israeli army, Anadolu News Agency reports. Lapid's statement was made in response to criticism of extremist politician, Itamar Ben-Gvir, to the army punishment of soldiers who assaulted Israeli activists last week in the West Bank city of Hebron. "The wild incitement led by the [incoming] ministers and MKs [lawmakers] against the chief of staff […] is dangerous and destructive and is at the head of the new government," Lapid said in a statement. READ: Smotrich insists on defence job, rejects Netanyahu compromises "The new government has not yet taken office and its ministers are already inciting the IDF [Israeli army] soldiers […] Source

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