Yair Lapid:
'This isn't Netanyahu's house, this is State of Israel's house'

Lapid visits protesters at of PM's house, attacking early morning removal by police: 'No right to tell people they can't protest here.'

Hezki Baruch ,

Lapid at protest tent
Lapid at protest tent

Opposition leader and Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid arrived at the protest tent outside the Prime Minister's house, which was dismantled early Monday morning by city and police inspectors.

Lapid spoke with Amir Haskel and other activists at the scene, saying protest should not be restricted in this place.

Among other things, Lapid said, "This is the house of the people of Israel, of the State of Israel. Ours. And therefore, they have no right to tell people they can't protest here.

"We'll do a check with the Jerusalem Police, but first of all, the man inside this house must remember that it isn't his house. It's the house of the State of Israel and anyone who pays the taxes that fund this house," Lapid added.

Haskel and his friends told the opposition head: "Let it be clear, we're staying here."