Netanyahu Mocks Leftists’ Arson Accusations


Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu weighed in on the false accusations of his government’s responsibility for right-wing arson against the left-wing NGO B’tselem’s offices Sunday night.

Before fire officials ruled out arson and blamed the fire on a short circuit, Peace Now director-general Yariv Oppenheimer, Meretz MK Zahava Galon and Joint List leader Ayman Odeh blamed it on right-wing incitement.

“They may try to blame me for the electrical short as well,” Netanyahu quipped at Monday’s Likud faction meeting. “All of these lies and this mudslinging won’t stop me or us from continuing to lead the persistent and unwavering fight against terror in our way – the Likud way.”

“I look at the opposition – what is the opposition doing at this time, in these days when we are conducting a war on terror? They are mounting a PR campaign. They are determined to blabber on. That’s what they are doing – a lot of blabbering,” he said.

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