Monday, April 3, 2023

Israel greenlights new national guard demanded by far-right security minister

 The Israeli government approved Sunday the formation of a national guard, which opponents warn would function as a "private militia" of firebrand National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir who had pushed for the decision.

A committee comprised of members of "Israel's security agencies" would propose within 90 days if the police "or another body" would be in charge of the new guard, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said in a statement.

"The national guard will deal with national emergency situations such as the disturbances that occurred" in Israeli cities during a May 2021 conflict with Palestinian militants in Gaza, the statement added, while noting the committee would also be asked to define the new agency's responsibilities.

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