Israeli General Says Regime Being Eroded Internally
The former head of the Israeli military intelligence division, Amos Yadlin, said the regime is being eroded internally.
In an interview with the Channel 12 of the regime, Yadlin said that “people in Israel feel that the contract between them and the government has been violated,” and that “Israel is heading to a bad place.”
Yadlin also pointed to the impact of Palestinian resistance groups’ operations on the regime and its settlers. He stressed that “the (Palestinian) incentive to carry out operations has always existed, but here there are (Palestinian resistance fighters) of another kind,” and that “there is no magical solution here (for the problem of Palestinian operations). The real security problems of national security do not appear on our screens in Israel.”
Regarding Hezbollah’s Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Yadlin said that “Hezbollah does not need to develop missiles” because “we’re being eroded from the inside,” and that Nasrallah is calling for “the second spider’s web,” which refers to internal weakness in Israel.
Yadlin also criticized the regime’s politicians and the government for encouraging divisions instead of preoccupying themselves with Iran and Hezbollah, saying that “we are lighting fires here, in addition to the danger of Palestinian operations, which we must stop.”
These statements come at a time of increasing doubts in Israeli military and security institutions regarding the entity’s ability to confront further escalation, internally and externally, following an increase in the ability of the Palestinians to carry out painful operations to deter the Israeli occupation forces from its attacks.
The regime’s chief of staff, Herzi Halevi, confirmed that “the Palestinian attacks and recent incidents have inflicted heavy losses on Israel.”
Major General in the Israeli forces’ reserves, Eyal Ben Reuven, commented on the resistance operations in occupied Palestine, saying, “What we are witnessing is tragedy after tragedy.”
These quotes and statements were reported by Israeli media and news outlets, including Haaretz.
On Saturday, a thousands-strong protest was held in the central part of Tel Aviv, with protesters blocking a main road.
Footage of the protest showed demonstrators lighting a fire and blocking the main road causing a traffic jam on one of the busiest roads in Tel Aviv.
Israel’s security forces were seen shoving and detaining protesters. At least 11 protesters were arrested for breaking through police barriers and blocking the Ayalon Highway.
The massive protest came after the regime’s parliament took a step towards approving the so-called reforms planned by Netanyahu’s extremist cabinet.
A similar protest was held in the occupied city of al-Quds, just outside the residence of Israel’s president, Isaac Herzog.
The protesters say the alleged reforms are aimed at dismantling the regime’s judicial system across multiple fronts.
The reforms rob the regime’s highest court of the ability to strike down decisions made by Benjamin Netanyahu’s far-right cabinet and Knesset (the Israeli parliament).
Opponents say the judicial overhaul is meant to help Netanyahu avoid the repercussions of his ongoing corruption cases. The prime minister is being sued for bribery, fraud, and breach of trust.
Netanyahu, however, has called the protesters “anarchists,” claiming that they cannot come to terms with last November’s election results, which helped him stage a comeback as prime minister.
The president of Israel’s supreme court, Esther Hayut, has condemned the so-called reforms as an assault on the independence of the judiciary.