The Likud responded on Saturday night to the left's condemnation of the arrest of former IAF pilot Amir Haskel during a protest on Friday outside the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem.
"The media did not say anything about the shocking arrest of right-wing activist Sheffi Paz, or about the arrest of many other right-wing activists in right-wing protests. Suddenly, when a left-wing activist was arrested for violating the law and blocking a road during a left-wing demonstration organized by Ehud Barak, a friend and associate of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, the media is turning it into a media festival to encourage the protests against the Likud led by Netanyahu,” said the party.
On Saturday night, thousands of people took part in protests in several locations in Israel against what they described as "government corruption" and against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
Later, the Jerusalem Magistrates Court released Haskel without conditions.
Meanwhile, Defense Minister Benny Gantz wrote on his Facebook page, "The right to demonstrate is a sacred right in the State of Israel and it is strictly prohibited to harm it except in extreme cases. Therefore, from the information at my disposal, I believe that the three detainees from the demonstration should be released without restrictive conditions. I believe the court will do that and of course we will respect every decision."