"chasing the gangs responsible for the latest attacks”
SMEAR HEADLINE: Smotrich, Ben-Gvir blamed: 'They give moral support to rioters,' claim security officials
Minister Smotrich criticizes Jewish riots in Huwara:
We must not take the law into our hands and create a dangerous anarchy.
Senior officials within the security sector are blaming government ministers Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben-Gvir, along with members of their parties (Religious Zionism and Otzma Yehudit), for providing "moral support to the rioters" who rampaged in Huwara following the terrorist shooting attack that claimed the lives of the two brothers, Hillel and Yagel Yaniv, and also for the general deterioration in the security situation in Judea and Samaria.
[…] Another security official quoted in the report said that National Security Minister Ben-Gvir "is promoting anarchy on the ground," highlighting Ben-Gvir's visit to the Samarian community of Evyatar, accompanied by members of his party. "The soldiers and police officers posted there showed him the military order declaring the area a closed military zone and prohibiting the entry of civilians, but Ben-Gvir thumbed his nose at them and entered, along with members of his party. The message he gave to those soldiers and police officers was that politicians don't obey the law; they do whatever they please. Worse still, they broke the chain of command, because those police officers who received orders from their senior commanders telling them to prevent the entry of civilians then saw the minister appointed over the police force himself transgressing those orders."
The official added that, "We can't carry on like this for much longer. The country is on fire, and instead of chasing the gangs responsible for the latest attacks, we're having to siphon off manpower to deal with Jews and Knesset members who are fanning the flames.” […]
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