Israel’s Channel 12 revealed a clash between the Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben-Gvir, and the head of the Israeli General Security Service (Shin Bet), Ronen Bar, over the confrontations with the occupation in the Golan Heights.
According to the report, a heated confrontation broke out between the two during a phone conversation on Saturday evening, during which Ben-Gvir objected to the security services’ recommendation to freeze the wind turbine project in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights.
The conversation escalated to a verbal argument during which Ben-Gvir compared protests by the Druze population in the Golan Heights to the terrorist attacks carried out by settlers in the occupied West Bank.
What the Hilltop Youth are doing is terror in every sense of the word. They are harming all citizens of the country. This is very dangerous.
But what the Druze rioters did in the Golan is also dangerous. They shot at policemen and tried to storm a police station, after decades of occupation of the officially still Syrian Golan Heights.
Channel 12 reported that the call ended with shouting from both sides, with Bar saying:
There is no connection between Turmus Ayya and the Golan Heights; we need to deal with groups of rioters (read freedom fighters) in both Judea and Samaria [the occupied West Bank] and the Golan Heights.
Ministers of the far-right ruling coalition in Israel frankly supported settler terrorism against the Palestinians in West Bank villages, Israeli media reported on Sunday.
The disclosure came after hundreds of extremist Jewish settlers set fire to cars, homes, farms and other properties in several Palestinian villages across the occupied West Bank.
The Israeli army, Shin Bet security agency and the police issued a joint statement on Saturday evening condemning the settler attacks and branding them nationalist terrorism in the full sense of the term.
Middle East Monitor / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2023.