Man criticized Peres, detained for questioning

Man who criticized Peres on Facebook detained for questioning and forbidden to travel to Jerusalem.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Shimon Peres wishes Queen Elizabeth happy 90th birthday
Shimon Peres wishes Queen Elizabeth happy 90th birthday
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Ofer Golan, CEO of "Fighting the 'Palestinian' Lie," was taken for police questioning after publicizing a post criticizing former president Shimon Peres.

"I am crying over the thousands murdered since Oslo, and for the thousands of widows and orphans who are still in pain," he wrote.

According to the report, the police chief warned Golan not to come to Jerusalem Friday morning, then let him go free.

Attorney Itamar Ben Gvir responded, "The General Police Chief is confusing criminal activity and legitimate criticism. Israel's citizens are allowed to think and to write that Peres caused damage to the nation and to the country. The police must not attempt to regulate thoughts or threaten Israel's citizens."

Shimon Peres, ninth president of Israel, died two days ago after an illness. Peres was the "last of the founding fathers" of the State of Israel. He was renowned for the work he did in his younger years in various posts, as well as his efforts to build the reactor in Dimona and his involvement in the Entebbe rescue of Israeli hostages.. Peres, however, was also the architect of the disastrous Oslo Accords and the arming of the Palestinian Authority police to "fight terror", directly resulting in the deaths of thousands of Israelis.



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