Bennett expresses support for MK Silman after alleged attack

Coalition Chairman MK Idit Silman claimed in media interviews over the weekend that she was recently attacked at a gas station in Modi’in, when a man approached her and physically struck her against her car. However, Silman did not respond to Walla about where and when the attack occurred. Bennett stated that he is “supporting Idit.”

Knesset sources stated that so far “the issue has not been brought to the attention of the Sergeant at Arms of the Knesset Guard.” Silman was scheduled to meet with the deputy sergeant of the Knesset Arms Guard on Sunday, although he did not elaborate on the attack, but sought to investigate generally the incitement and threats directed against her, things she recently reported and was known about. . the Knesset Sergeant-at-Arms even earlier.

Shmulik Silman, her husband, said in a call to Walla that “she is not making it up, Idit is an honest person.” Silman was asked why his wife did not answer questions about where and when the attack occurred, responding: “She woke me up at night, told me that she stopped and refueled and that someone pushed her. I asked her if she wanted us to come back. And her. He told me there was no reason to go back. That’s a fact. “

Silman was repeatedly asked during the conversation when the attack occurred. “I can’t remember by heart, I can open a disk. I told him to write a disk now and to recreate with it whenever he went,” he replied. According to him, the day after the attack she told “her good friends and her staff, they can monitor her with a polygraph.”

He said he was aware that his version of events raised doubts. “You are right. She is not making up a story. For the last two months she has been goal oriented and this was for her to survive. Now she will go and open a register and look closely. She has a load at home and also a load. unbearable in the Knesset. ” Silman said his wife had been receiving abusive messages recently and had passed all the materials to the Knesset Sergeant-at-Arms. “Look how many complaints, and there is nothing.”

Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman and MK Idit Silman seen during a plenary session and vote on the state budget in the Israeli parliament hall in Jerusalem on November 3, 2021 (credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI / FLASH90 ).

After doubts were raised about Silman’s version of events, members of the opposition Knesset asked Public Security Minister Omer Bar Lev and Knesset Sergeant-at-Arms Yuval Chen to investigate the case.

Shas MP Michael Malchieli wrote to Bar Lev that “since the gas stations were filmed, I demand that you take active steps to follow in the footsteps of the anonymous attacker, and to exhaust with him all the severity of the law. Today she is, tomorrow we are. U.S “. Deputy Moshe Arbel wrote to the Knesset Sergeant-at-Arms that “a violent attack on members of the Knesset is crossing a red line that cannot be agreed upon and must be responded to with enforcement and a clear and absolute condemnation.”

Silman herself recently posted on her Facebook page that, “For six months, since the election and the formation of the government, my family and I have been harassed, threatened and attacked on a daily basis. I have stopped counting the complaints I filed. Sergeant at Arms of the Knesset. “

“Folks, you are confused: I am not under investigation, but the one who prompts me online and offline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” Silman wrote. “Unfortunately, there is more than one complaint to the Knesset Sergeant at Arms, this is how you get used to a crazy situation. I recently sat down with the Knesset Director General and the Sergeant at Arms, who were given the details, that in the last busy days of the budget were given orally and very close to the event, but the formal and written report for the Knesset Sergeant at Arms was delayed. I fully trust the authorities and thank everyone who supported, supports and strengthens me “.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett tweeted on his Twitter account: “In recent months, and even more so in the run-up to the budget approval, Idit Silman and his family are going through a mask of pressure, slander and extremely severe attacks. Which few elected officials have experienced. I support Idit and greatly appreciate his endurance and the painstaking and hard work he does in the Knesset to get Israel back on track. “

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