MK Tally Gotliv (Likud) caused an uproar on Saturday night when she blamed Supreme Court President, Judge Esther Hayut, for the ramming attack in the Ramot neighborhood of Jerusalem, in which three people were murdered.
Gotliv wrote on Twitter, "I blame the President of the Supreme Court for the attack. I blame her for the sense of chaos felt by the people of Israel. I blame her for the destruction and for causing serious harm to democracy and the rule of law."
She went on and criticized Hayut, "She frightened people over the right-wing government. Not over the reform. So what if there is chaos here, so what if our enemies turn on us because they recognize a weakness among us, everything is kosher on the way to overthrowing a right-wing government."
Twitter users and journalists from both the right and the left begged Gotliv to delete the shocking tweet, which was still up as of early Sunday morning. Likud member Yigal Malka wrote to Gotliv, “No Tali, there have always been terrorist attacks and they will probably continue to be carried out in the years to come.”
“The only question is how the Israeli government will respond to them and how much its response will deter the next murderer. It has nothing to do with the President of the Supreme Court. You received mandate. Start governing,” he added.
Uriya Elkayam, a former reporter with Galei Tzahal (IDF Radio) and Kan 11 News, wrote to Gotliv, "Isn't there an adult around you who will steal your phone, delete this horrible tweet and close your Twitter account?"
Yael Shevach, widow of Raziel Shevach who was murdered in a terrorist attack, also responded and wrote, "I don't think there will be an attack more devastating than this stupid tweet, forgive me."
MK Yulia Malinovsky (Yisrael Beytenu) blasted Gotliv and wrote, “There is no limit to the incitement. There really isn't a red line you won't cross.”
Former MK Eitan Ginzburg from the Blue and White Party responded to the tweet and wrote, “Words of contempt and incitement. A member of the Knesset accuses the President of the Supreme Court of a murderous attack. Where did we get to? Delusional.”
Former deputy minister Abir Kara was also critical of Gotliv’s tweet.
“Such arrogance not to delete these words of contempt and incitement and to apologize immediately. Unparalleled arrogance, a bunch of instigators, psychopathic pyromaniacs. The culprit of the attack: A despicable Palestinian enemy. The blood has not yet cooled and we are already seeing unprecedented incitement, it's a shame you tweeted and if it isn’t deleted, you are no less vile and despicable than our enemies,” he wrote.