Israel Security Agency (ISA) Chief Ronen Bar spoke with the Commissioner of the Israel Police amid the rise in violent and incitant discourse against elected officials in general and the Prime Minister in particular.
In the conversation, the ISA chief noted that in recent days a rise in the amount and severity of public remarks, with emphasis on social media, which call for physical harm and violent action against the Prime Minister and other elected officials was noticed.
The two concluded that a zero-tolerance policy would be taken by law enforcement against anyone who incites violence or calls to harm public figures or elected officials, as well as anyone who calls to harm protesters.
"The right to demonstrate and protest is a legal and important right in a democratic country, but it is also correct to clarify that calls for harm and violence are not legitimate discourse," the ISA stated.
Earlier Saturday, Colonel (Res.) Zeev Raz, one of the leaders of the anti-Netanyahu protest movement and a former fighter pilot, is seemingly calling to murder the Prime Minister on the charges of "rodef", a traditional Jewish law that allows bystanders to preemptively kill a potential murderer.
"I am amazed by Hodek's mildness. Only defense with a weapon? Passiveness? Cupping therapy for the dead," he wrote on Facebook, referring to Attorney David Hodek, who said, "I won't refrain from using live fire if they force me to live under a dictatorship."
Raz writes, "If a Prime Minister gets up and takes the authority of a dictator, that Prime Minister is a man of death, it's that simple, together with his ministers and those who work with him. We also have to have the law of 'rodef.'
"My rodef law states: If a man, Israeli or foreign, takes over my county and rules it undemocratically, there is an obligation to kill him. It's not polite, and it makes me shudder, but the other option is many innocent deaths, and it is better to kill criminals. I am preparing a detailed declaration on the matter."