Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) responded to the comments former Shin Bet Chief, Carmi Gillon made against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his government.
"Israel is headed today by a bunch of pyromaniacs and is being led by an egomaniac to its final destruction," Gillon said, at a leftist demonstration against the Jewish State Law outside the Prime Minister’s residence in Jerusalem.
The demonstration, organized by Peace Now, was attended by thousands, and included speakers from the left-wing Meretz and Labor parties as well as the outspoken Gillon.
“The Jewish State Law will eat the body of the entire nation like a cancer. The continuation of the radical and messianist policy on the Temple Mount will bring about a Gog and Magog war against the Jewish people," he continued.
Feiglin, speaking on the program "Orly and Guy," said that Gillon was "one of the people who signed to have Tel Aviv bombed for two months [during Operation Protective Edge]."
"He helped to remove IDF soldiers from out of the Strip, and from there [Gaza] fired on Tel Aviv," Feiglin added.
"People need to learn to shut up a bit," the MK continued. "You made a colossal mistake, and inserted Israel into a disaster we've never gotten out of," Feiglin said, referring to the disengagement from Gaza in 2005.
"It is a little strange that these people never say sorry, but I expected them to ask for forgiveness instead of giving us marks."
Feiglin called Gillon "one of the pillars of the Oslo Accords" which resulted in Israel "being taken out of Gaza" and "Hamas promptly shelling us."
Getting angry, Feiglin exclaimed, "At least sit quietly at home, you who have led us to this disaster. But instead you're leading demonstrations and calling us pyromaniacs? After all, he set the entire country on fire!"
Gillon, who headed the Shin Bet at the time of the assassination of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, resigned from his position in 1996, after the Shamgar Commission, who investigated the assassination, criticized his conduct in their official report.
Since then, he worked as a director-general for the Peres Center for Peace between 2000 and 2001 and served as mayor for the Jerusalem suburb, Mevasseret Zion.