Likud Minister: Protest against Attorney General was 'terrorism'

Energy Minister calls on police to take action against leftist demonstrators who disturbed AG as he recited mourner's prayer for his mother.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Hezki Baruch

Energy Minister Dr. Yuval Steinitz (Likud) attacked the leftist demonstrators who disturbed Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit last night in a Petah Tikva synagogue during his recitation of the mourner’s prayer for his mother, who passed away two weeks ago.

"The right to demonstrate and freedom to express one’s opinion is not the right to terrorize public figures and public servants in their homes, their families, or in the synagogues in which they pray," Steinitz said.

"What we saw last night is not an expression of the right to express opinions, it is literally terrorism, the use of personal pressure against a person, his community and his family," he said. “These things must be prevented.”

"Demonstrations can not be an instrument that disrupts the life of a public figure and his family, they are not an instrument that can be used to persecute a person, the attorney general, a police officer, a minister, a mayor or anyone else," Steinitz added.

"Anyone who harms the ability of the Attorney General to say Kaddish (the Jewish mourner's prayer, said daily for almost a year after the loss of a parent, ed.) in his synagogue, in his community - should be considered to have committed a criminal offense," Steinitz stressed. “Demonstrations - yes. Violence - and this is a type of violence - no.”