It was almost as if Itamar Ben-Gvir had missed the results of the election three weeks ago. On Wednesday, after the double terrorist bombings in Jerusalem, Ben-Gvir did what he has done after almost every other terrorist attack in recent years – he immediately came to the scene.
“We need to go back to carrying out targeted killings,” Ben-Gvir told the journalists who had assembled at the bomb scene. “We need to retake control of the State of Israel, to deter terrorism and to make them pay.”
It was classic Ben-Gvir. Terror strikes and then Ben-Gvir shows up. That is how it has been for the last few years. This time though, he seemingly forgot that he is going to be the public security minister in just a couple of weeks when prime minister-elect Benjamin Netanyahu and Bezalel Smotrich stop fighting over portfolios and finally swear in the new government.
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