Opposition MKs Slam Netanyahu After Terror Attacks


netanyahuPoliticians from Israeli opposition parties criticized Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu for his alleged lack of leadership following last night’s terror attacks, reports Times of Israel.

Opposition leader and Zionist Union chairman Isaac Herzog charged that the Netanyahu government has demonstrated a “total failure in handling security and the national task of protecting Jerusalem’s security.”

“Netanyahu has lost control of the security of Israeli citizens,” he wrote on Facebook.

“The government has no [real] plan to fight terrorism, this is crystal clear to all Israelis,” he wrote.

While the “heinous terrorists” must be punished to the fullest extent of the law, Herzog said the government “must have polices and employ measures and not just make declarations and hollow slogans.”

Zionist Union MK Tzipi Livni said the “current leadership vacuum” leaves Israeli citizens vulnerable to terror attacks.

“Netanyahu, who for years took credit for establishing security, is responsible for the deterioration of that security,” the former justice minister and chief negotiator with the Palestinians told Channel 2 Saturday.

“The reinforcement of security forces in the fight against terrorism is not in United Nations speeches or debates, but in the making of decisions that will minimize the tensions,” she said.

The leadership vacuum that exists is a ticking time bomb and leaves Israeli citizens exposed to terrorism which damages Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem,” she added.

Former foreign minister and chairman of the nationalist Yisrael Beytenu party Avigdor Liberman posted news of the attack on Facebook with the caption: “This is what losing control and deterrence looks like.”

Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid said the Netanyahu government has “failed to provide security to Israeli citizens; it’s too busy with internal struggles.”

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}