Exclusive: Attorney Nir Kalfa from Sderot on Tuesday filed a police complaint against former Meretz MK Yair Golan, following his tweet in which he called for a wide-scale civil uprising.
Kalfa told Israel National News, "Today I filed a complaint against former MK Yair Golan. Golan and his ‘enlightened friends’ have not yet internalized that there is an elected government in Israel. Today he tweeted his nonsense again, but this time it is a real incitement. How might his words be interpreted when he calls for a rebellion and for blocking roads?"
“What does he mean when he says that the era of polite posts is over? Opening an investigation into crimes of this type requires the approval of the Attorney General, due to the question of freedom of speech...we, unlike them, are in favor [of freedom of speech]. Yair Golan does not express opinions. He calls for the replacement of an elected government by force, and therefore an investigation must be opened against him in which he will be required to clarify his intentions," added Kalfa.
This complaint joins another complaint filed earlier on Tuesday by MK Ariel Kallner (Likud), who said, "It is inconceivable that threats will replace discussions! The Israel Police must show zero tolerance towards calls for rebellion against the elected government and explicit threats that it not carry out the policies it is committed to. I call on the leaders of the left to come to their senses and show responsibility. The path of incitement is not a substitute for the dialogue and discussion that we are starting these days in the Knesset. It will not succeed either," tweeted Kallner.
Golan tweeted earlier on Tuesday, "My friends, against this evil government there is only one method to be used, and that is a widescale public rebellion. The destruction of the judiciary, unlimited political appointments, permitting the haredim to do whatever they please using our tax money ... why should we agree to this? Why should we allow this to rain down on our heads, to hit our pockets, to affect our lives? We will never agree to this."
"From tomorrow, we're changing the cassette," he continued. "No more polite protests on Saturday nights. No more lamentations and complaints. Just actions. Just results. Businesses will be shut down, services will come to a halt, roads will be blocked, and this arrogant person who presumes to rule, with the help of corrupt, extreme, and dark forces will be made to realize that the people are sovereign."
Golan added, "We are the sovereign power and we will decide our fate as a country. The people have the power, and this will not happen without a strong and determined battle."