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Shin Bet supports the citizenship law and urges its activation after the events of the Negev

Jerusalem24 – In recent days the head of the Israeli Shin Bet, Ronen Bar, made an “extraordinary appeal” – as described by the Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom. In it, he was demanding that Israeli Minister of Interior Ayelet Shaked enact the citizenship and entry law after the recent events in the Negev.

According to data provided by Bar, about 40% of the demonstrators and protesters in the recent events in the Negev are from “the offspring of united families.” He also claimed that members of these families are “more involved in the violence than the general population of the Negev.”

According to what was reported in the Israeli newspaper, Bar warned of the security risks posed by the situation in which Palestinians are allowed to reunite with their relatives within the Green Line and obtain Israeli citizenship. Pointing to the association of the members of those families with the Palestinian narrative at the expense of the Israeli and claiming that those are the ones who lead participation in The events and that the Shin Bet is convinced of the security imperatives to implement the Citizenship and Entry law.

The law is scheduled to end on the first of next month, the measure adopted by Shaked to freeze the family unification applications until the approval of the project in the Knesset, which is rejected by the United Arab List and Meretz parties from the Israeli government coalition; while Shaked works with the opposition to support it in the Knesset and pass it.

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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