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Maariv: The collapse of the home front in Israel is the collapse of the army and police

Jerusalem24 – The Israeli newspaper “Maariv” revealed weaknesses in the Israeli home front posing a challenge for the Israeli army and police, especially after the events in Palestinain and “mixed” cities in Israel during operation Keeper of the Fences in May 2021.

The newspaper said in a report on Saturday that the collapse of the home front in Israel in times of emergency means the collapse of the army and police.

The report indicated that Israel allocates 75 billion shekels to protect the home front, while there is a budget for internal security estimated at 20 billion dollars.

The report also noted that the Israeli army does not have an organized plan to protect the settlements adjacent to the northern border during any future confrontation.

It also stated that the current formation of the “Border Guard Police” is small and does not rise to the size of the tasks required inside Israel, where 1,000 of its members are demobilized every year. Meanwhile the Military Secretary sets a budget for expanding the “Border Guard” forces during 2022, and seeks within 3 years to build it To include 45 companies.

The newspaper pointed out that there is a loss of control in the areas of the Negev and the Galilee, in the areas of contact between Arabs and Jews, in mixed cities and rural areas where there are groups that have weapons.

The newspaper warned that after the events of during May 2021, there is high motivation and morale among the Palestinians in Israel to work more forcefully against the state in the next war.


Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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