Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman canceled a meeting that was set to be held with the families of the Barkan attack victims, claiming that a leaked recording of one of the victim’s fathers challenging a Defense Ministry official prevents him from doing so.
Below are some of Avigdor Lieberman’s quotes on the matter.
“I have asked to meet with you with a sincere desire to hear and update you in the hunt for the murderer of your loved ones.” – Avigdor Lieberman, Arutz Sheva, 7 November 2018
“I invited senior representatives from the IDF and the Shin Bet to meet with you in order to present to you in an in-depth and direct manner the efforts of the defense establishment to capture the terrorist and destroy his home.” – Avigdor Lieberman, The Times of Israel, 7 November 2018
“Unfortunately, when a conversation with an IDF officer with the rank of lieutenant colonel, who called you on my instructions, is recorded and leaked to the media, with all my sorrow and sympathy [for your situation], it is impossible to hold open dialogue. Therefore, the meeting scheduled for today will not take place.” – Avigdor Lieberman, The Times of Israel, 7 November 2018