Netanyahu son says prosecutors in dad's case must get 'death penalty'
Son of Israeli Prime Minister-elect Benjamin Netanyahu accuses prosecutors and police in Benjamin's case of "treason", Benjamin publicly disagrees with son.
Yair Netanyahu, son of Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu, accused, on Sunday, senior prosecutors and police in "Israel" of "treason," which he hinted was a crime punishable by the death penalty.
Yair's accusations came in light of his father's trial, as he claimed that the senior prosecutors and the police framed his father in the ongoing corruption case against him.
According to Israeli media, Yair noted “In the end, there was a willful coup d’état here.”
He added that “It’s called a coup, it’s called treason, and everyone can look at the 'State of Israel’s' laws and see what the punishment is for treason — and it is not prison.”
After he received backlash, Yair tweeted that his intention from the previous tweet was to highlight “the severity of the crimes committed by those who concocted the cases, according to Israeli law, and nothing beyond that, certainly not to call for harming anybody.”
אני עדיין מוצא את עצמי מופתע כל פעם מחדש מהפייק ניוז ורצח האופי שתקשורת השמאל עושה לי, למרות שאני אמור להיות רגיל לכך כבר. כל מי שלמד בבית ספר יסודי שיעורי הבנת הנקרא, יכול להבין בקלות שהמטרה בדברי ברדיו היא להדגיש למאזינים את *חומרת* העבירות הפליליות שביצעו תופרי התיקים לפי >>— Yair Netanyahu (@YairNetanyahu) December 25, 2022
Benjamin Netanyahu publicly opposed his son's words on Sunday. "I love my son Yair who's an independent person with his own opinions. Although everyone has a right to express criticism, I didn't agree with the things he said yesterday," the PM-elect wrote on Twitter later on Monday.
אני אוהב את בני יאיר שהוא אדם עצמאי עם דעות משלו. אף שזכותו של כל אדם להביע ביקורת, לא הסכמתי עם הדברים שאמר שפורסמו אתמול.— Benjamin Netanyahu - בנימין נתניהו (@netanyahu) December 26, 2022
Power struggle intensifies within Israeli occupation
The Israeli internal arena has since Monday afternoon been occupied with the heated phone call that took place on Thursday between Israeli Chief of the General Staff Aviv Kochavi and Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu, with Israeli media revealing various details about the phone call and comments about it.
Israeli Walla! news website quoted a senior official familiar with the matter as saying that Kochavi initiated the phone call, expressing his concern to Netanyahu about the undermining of the Israeli occupation forces and their troops.
"The call was not nice," Israeli Channel 13's military affairs commentator Or Heller said. Kochavi "was nervous", and he asked Netanyahu why he was refraining from voicing his support for the Israeli army, asking him not to take any decision or adopt any legislation related to the Israeli army and its authorities before hearing out the army's professional stance on it.
Israeli Channel 12 political affairs commentator Yaron Abraham said that during the call, "the agreed-upon changes break the chain of command and heavily hurt the sovereignty of the Central Command chief, as well as the Israeli army's responsibility over the West Bank."
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