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Israeli minister criticized for indirectly attributing explosions in Iran to his country

The sarcastic comment no longer mattered. Itamar Ben-Gvir, Israel’s Minister of National Security in Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, has been accused of damaging Israel’s strategy against Tehran by indirectly holding it responsible for the bombings reported this Friday morning in Iran, attributed to Israel by US officials, quoted in the media in the United States. States.

A hardliner in Israel’s confrontation with its arch-enemy, Itamar Ben-Gvir, a member of Benjamin Netanyahu’s security cabinet, posted a message on his X account that was as succinct as it was ironic: “Dardale! “, a colloquial adjective in Hebrew that can be translated as “zero” or “shabby.” In addition to criticizing moderation, this far-right leader appears to support the Israeli strike hypothesis.

“National Pyromaniac”

Itamar Ben Gvir’s post on X sparked an avalanche of criticism on social media as well as TV channels, with Labor MP Naama Lazimi describing a “reaction worthy of a national arsonist”.

Israel has vowed to retaliate against Iran’s unprecedented missile and drone attacks against Israeli territory over the weekend. In attacking Israel on April 13, Iran said it acted in “self-defense” after a strike blamed on Israel destroyed its consulate in Damascus on April 1 and cost the lives of seven of its soldiers, including two senior officers. .

“An absolute disgrace”

According to Shail Ben-Efraim, an academic and geopolitics podcast host, Itamar Ben-Gvir “validates the Israeli operation AND ridicules it.” By doing so, “it reduces Israel’s ability to plausibly deny its position and undermines its power of deterrence.” An absolute disgrace on the part of the minister,” he wrote on X. This Friday, the Iranian news agency Tasnim republished Itamar Ben Gvir’s post on its X account.

No stranger to provocations, Talli Gotlive, a member of parliament from Likud, Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing party, for her part welcomed these events, calling the X “morning of pride” for Israel on air. “Israel is a strong and powerful country,” added the member of the Israeli parliament’s Foreign Affairs and Security Committee, drawing harsh comments from X.

Source: Le Parisien

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