IDF, Shin Bet work for Palestinian terrorists, MK from Netanyahu's Likud says

Tally Gotliv's post drew immediate condemnations from the Prime Minister's Office, which called Gotliv's statements "infuriating."

Likud MK Tally Gotliv (photo credit: FLASH90, LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS)
Likud MK Tally Gotliv

The IDF and the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) work for Palestinian “terrorists and security prisoners,” Likud MK Tally Gotliv said on Friday, sparking a wave of condemnations from her own government.

Gotliv, speaking about a dispute between the Prime Minister’s Office and National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir regarding visits allowed for Palestinian security prisoners, wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, that “it’s good to know the IDF and Shin Bet work for terrorists and security prisoners.

“The entire deep state is against Ben-Gvir,” she alleged. “Bravo, Ben-Gvir, on displaying right-wing authority,” the MK wrote after it was reported by media that Ben-Gvir had blocked visits for prisoners, despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu releasing a statement denying that was so.

“If removing the rights of terrorists is ‘harmful to the state’ as the IDF and Shin Bet claim, something very bad is happening here.”

The social media post drew immediate condemnations from the Prime Minister’s Office, which called Gotliv’s statements “infuriating.”

"The IDF, Shin Bet, and the rest of our security forces work night and day to maintain Israel’s security and foil terror,” the PMO responded.

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant also attacked Gotliv, writing on X that “the IDF and Shin Bet are our defenses that provide life to the State of Israel and its residents – the dangerous statements heard from ministers and MKs are equivalent to trampling over our national flag.

“I abhorrently reject the outbursts by irresponsible politicians against our security forces and call on them to apologize immediately,” Gallant added.

Israeli NGO files complaint to police

Civil society NGO Darkenu said it had filed a complaint to the police on Friday following her posts on X.

“These statements are unforgivable,” Darkenu’s CEO Nimrod Dweck said. “MK Gotliv must be interrogated and stand trial for the slurs hurled at our security forces.”