WEST BANK (Dispatches) – The head of the Zionist regime’s spy agency Shin Bet, Nadav Argaman, has expressed concerns about a possible “serious radicalization in incitement and discourse on social media” in the occupied territories that can cause unrest, prompting comparisons with the Capitol mayhem in Washington, DC, on 6 January.
On 6 January, a large group of Donald Trump’s supporters besieged the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s win in the 2020 presidential election, which the former POTUS blasted as “rigged”. U.S. House Democrats impeached Trump for “inciting insurrection”, but he was eventually acquitted in the Senate.
Argaman’s statement comes as the opposition prepares to unseat the regime’s long-serving prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
“We have recently identified a serious rise and radicalization in violent and inciting discourse, specifically on social media”, he said in statement.
Argaman noted that “this discourse may be interpreted among certain groups or individuals as one that allows violent and illegal activity and could even lead to harm to individuals”, referring to Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked, the leaders of the right-wing Yamina alliance, which earlier joined the newly formed coalition.
The regime’s right-wing groups are angry at Bennett, who is slated to replace Netanyahu in a power-sharing pact with Yair Lapid, as he had promised before the election he would not join any party in a coalition.
Netanyahu has been premier for the past 12 years, earning the nickname “magician” for managing to hold onto the post by hook or by crook.
His popularity, however, suffered a fatal plunge among people, who had been holding regular rallies outside his residence for months on end to force him to resign.
The far-and-wide resentment is owed in part to Netanyahu’s indictment in a number of corruption cases as well as his mishandling of the economy and the COVID-19 pandemic.