Mandelblit: Right to demonstrate will be preserved

Attorney General says citizens have the right to protest outside his home against his handling of the investigations against PM Netanyahu.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Avichai Mandelblit
Avichai Mandelblit
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Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit addressed the protest demonstrations in front of his house over his handling of the investigations against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

"The right to protest and to demonstrate is one of the cornerstones of freedom of expression, and as such it enjoys a leading position in the democratic society of the State of Israel," Mandelblit said. "Freedom of expression is intended to protect mainly the voices critical of the government, including criticism of the Attorney General."

Mandelblit made it clear that as long as he served as attorney general, freedom of expression and the right to protest and protest would be preserved. "That's how it was, and that's how it will continue to be. [But] it is understood that the exercise of the right to demonstrate must be carried out in accordance with the law, the Supreme Court's ruling, and the police directives on the matter."

He said that the same applies to every demonstration and protest, "and is not directed against the protests about the investigations being conducted into the prime minister's affairs."

"In this context, I will reiterate that the only consideration that guides me and the others involved is to arrive at the truth, professionally, responsibly and honestly, in order to make the right decisions in accordance with the findings of the evidence.

He stressed that no external pressure would divert him from this consideration. "There will be no compromise on professionalism in our work processes. As I mentioned in the past, when the time comes, the relevant information regarding the investigations being conducted will also be publicized, "Mandelblit noted.