In the clash between those pushing for judicial reform and those who are protesting by refusing to serve in the army, blood could be shed, warned former Shin Bet Director Ami Ayalon on Friday morning, according to the Jerusalem Post.
While speaking at the first Nahalal Conference for Democracy, Ayalon said that the judicial reform, “which we call a coup d'etat, is clashing with the refusal to serve which they refer to as a 'military coup.' In this clash, blood could be shed."
He added that the challenge facing Israel is how to “channel all of that energy into a resolution. It cannot arrive from only one side. If it does, then we have failed.”
Ayalon is a prominent critic of the government and its judicial reform, as are other former directors of Israeli security agencies. Former Mossad Director Tamir Pardo caused an uproar in recent months, after saying the judicial reform was the end of democracy and the beginning of dictatorship.
The All Israel News Staff is a team of journalists in Israel.