Smotrich Blasts NYT

Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich blasted an article that appeared in The New York Times last Thursday accusing the State of Israel of secretly abetting so-called “settler violence.”

The Times exposé presented as one piece of evidence a classified document from March, in which Maj. Gen. Yehuda Fox, head of the Central Command of the Israel Defense Forces whose area of responsibility includes Judea and Samaria, accused Smotrich of undermining law enforcement in the region.

Smotrich responded, “The investigation by The New York Times with the same ‘secret document’ is a blood libel by a newspaper that regularly incites against the state and this time in cooperation with senior IDF officials openly and covertly. We will do everything to prevent a Palestinian state that would endanger our existence here.”

Smotrich slams ‘NYT’ settlement hit piece as ‘blood libel’, by JNS

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