Yair Golan
Yair GolanYonatan Sindel/Flash 90

The Israel Police team charged with dealing with incitement, led by head of the Police Investigations Unit, Shlomit Landes, began on Tuesday to examine the statements made by former Deputy Minister Yair Golan during an interview with Reshet Bet radio and are looking whether they amount to incitement.

During the interview earlier on Tuesday, Golan called for civil disobedience, stating, "I am calling for a large-scale civil disobedience by illegal means."

"A statement in such a spirit on a day when the police had to physically confront protesters outside the home of Justice Minister Levin in Modi’in, has in it a suspicion of blatant incitement," said police officials.

Meanwhile, the team will also look into statements made by former Prime Minister Ehud Barak, who called for civil unrest during anti-government protests.

At the end of the examination, the opinions on the matter will be forwarded to the State Attorney's Office.

Barak said in response, "An attempt at political intimidation of the poor variety, which is practiced in rotten regimes. An attempt to scare Yair, me and you. So I have news for Netanyahu and Ben Gvir: we are not afraid of anyone or anything."