The former head of the notorious Shin Bet, Israel’s domestic intelligence agency, has called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down “immediately” due to the corruption charges against him, Arab48.com reported on Sunday. Carmi Gillon stressed his belief that Netanyahu is now “unqualified” to take fateful decisions on behalf of the country.
Speaking to thousands of demonstrators gathered on Saturday in Tel Aviv, Gillon said that Netanyahu is “crazy” and is ready to “sacrifice Israel’s security and existence due to his pride.” He noted that there are people close to him who “affect his decisions related to people’s lives.”
According to Gillon, he had also recommended that former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was “unqualified” to take fateful decisions due to his personal problems. “Today,” he said, addressing Netanyahu directly, “you are unqualified to take fateful decisions for the Israelis. Resign immediately.”
The former spy chief asked Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon to take action against Netanyahu. “Minister Kahlon,” he said, “we have never met, but I elected you because of your straightness. What made you change your colours? Turn to your colleagues in the Likud and ask them to choose another prime minister instead of Netanyahu. This is the only way you will be able to continue ruling until the end of this term.”
Addressing Likud members, he said: “How long will you continue to defend, like sheep, a person who is unable to carry out his mission as a prime minister? Why do not you despise the person who despises you and all Israelis?”