Key Knesset committee convenes for first meeting, gets briefing on West Bank terror
Carrie Keller-Lynn is a political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel
The Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee holds its first working meeting of the 25th Knesset today, during which it received a security briefing on “hostile terror activity,” according to a committee spokesperson.
The closed briefing focused on West Bank and Jerusalem, and the “connections” between these areas and the Gaza Strip.
In particular, senior Israel Defense Forces officers and Shin Bet staff brief committee members on intelligence, counterterrorism, and other ongoing operational activity in the West Bank and Jerusalem.
Israel has experienced an uptick in terror internally and from the West Bank in recent months. Earlier in the day, the latest attack left a 20-year-old female soldier hospitalized.