AG denies Ben Gvir’s claim that she prevented sealing of terrorist’s home

Composite photo: Otzma Yehudit chairman Itamar Ben Gvir, left, during a faction meeting at the Knesset on November 21, 2022; Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara speaks at Tel Aviv University on September 28, 2022. (Flash90)
Composite photo: Otzma Yehudit chairman Itamar Ben Gvir, left, during a faction meeting at the Knesset on November 21, 2022; Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara speaks at Tel Aviv University on September 28, 2022. (Flash90)

Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara denies National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir’s claim that she blocked security forces from swiftly sealing the home of a Palestinian terrorist who killed seven people in a terror attack last night.

“As clarified to Minister Ben Gvir… operational decisions by the political leadership must be supported with a factual basis, which it must present,” a statement from her office says.

It adds that Baharav-Miara received a legal opinion on the matter an hour ago, which is now being assessed. She is due to address the issue during the security cabinet meeting due to be held later this evening.

“The attorney general will do everything possible to provide legal tools that will allow the political leadership to achieve its policy,” the statement says.

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