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  חשון 17, 5776 , 30/10/15

Netanyahu speaks out against incitement against public figures

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu used his Facebook account to express his shock at the incitement against President Reuven Rivlin on social networks. He warned that such platforms "sometimes serve as a hotbed for extremists turning the freedom of speech into the freedom of incitement."

"I completely reject the incitement that has Hagai Amir posted online against President Reuven Rivlin," wrote Prime Minister Netanyahu. "I am also worried about the incitement against additional public figures, which includes severe incitement posted against me. It's not surprising that these things have barely been reported by the media. Incitement is incitement, whether it's from the right or whether it's from the left."

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