Public safety Clergyman Itamar Ben Gvir plans to detail components of his proposition to make another security force, which might incorporate a billion-shekel spending plan and almost 2,000 officials. A source near Ben Gvir said Tuesday, as questions increased over the new power, which now has no specific command or reason.
The power, named by Ben Gvir as a public gatekeeper, seems set to push toward government endorsement after Head of the state Benjamin Netanyahu approved the proposition Monday night. It was widely believed that the move was in exchange for Ben Gvir withdrawing his threat to leave the coalition after Netanyahu announced a pause on controversial legislation to overhaul the judicial system.
Ben Gvir distributed a letter signed by Netanyahu to media outlets on Monday. In it, the prime minister pledged to bring up the possibility of establishing such a body within the National Security Ministry at the upcoming cabinet meeting on Sunday.
The witness protection authority and the prison service both fall under a ministry. It is taking place following the law, not in haste.”
Questions about the necessity of such a body, which would appear to duplicate tasks already performed by the police and Border Police, have exacerbated concerns regarding the force’s mandate.