Shin Bet now in charge of PM Netanyahu family's security: Reports
Israeli media says it has been approved for the Shin Bet to start being in charge of the security of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's family.
It has been approved for the Shin Bet, the Israeli internal security service, to be in charge of the security of Israeli occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's family. The unit that will be in charge of Netanyahu's protection is Close Protection Unit 730, Israeli media reported Sunday.
Israeli Ynet news website reported that the ministerial committee of the Shin Bet affairs approved of assigning the security of Netanyahu's wife, Sarah, and their children Yair and Avner to Unit 730 instead of the Protection Unit in the Prime Minister's Office.
The Israeli site said the decision was taken several days after demonstrations took place in "Tel Aviv" that saw Israeli settlers being confronted by the police using stun grenades and water cannons, leading to about 39 getting arrested and 11 others getting injured.
The demonstrators were protesting a controversial law that Netanyahu's government has been trying to pass, which would overhaul the judiciary and give the government more power than the judicial system.
Israeli settlers closed roads and train stations in protest, while Israeli Police Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir threatened protesters and ordered police to force roads open.
Israeli media reported that demonstrators were injured from sound grenades thrown at them by the police at the Hashalom junction in "Tel Aviv". For its part, Israeli media reported that Israeli police are no longer able to contain the protesters.
Israeli media cited protest organizers saying that the occupation police chief must dismiss those responsible for throwing sound grenades and trampling demonstrators with horses, adding that the Israeli police is bankrupt and has today turned into a "political police force."
Moreover, that same day saw Sarah Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, getting stuck in a hair salon in northern "Tel Aviv" after hundreds of demonstrators surrounded it.
"The anarchy activists led by (opposition leader Yair) Lapid continue to cross red lines. They are currently harassing and threatening my wife in Tel Aviv. I call on Lapid and the opposition to stop this immediately and condemn this disgraceful act that was unprecedented," the PM said in response to the incident.
Sarah was then escorted by the Israeli occupation forces and taken away from the angry crowd.
The opposition believes that the main goal of the amendments proposed by the ruling coalition is to "clear Netanyahu of corruption charges in the three files he is being tried," in addition to opening the door for his ally Aryeh Deri to assume a ministerial portfolio, despite his conviction on charges of tax fraud and theft for the second time.
Israeli Channel 13 said that the demonstrators are refusing to leave the streets and insist on prolonging the protests. In the same context, violent confrontations broke out between demonstrators and the police in Ayalon in "Tel Aviv".
In response, Israeli Police Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir threatened that the IOF must not tolerate demonstrators attacking police, calling on them to "confront the anarchists."