Likud MK says Ben Gvir should not control future ‘national guard’

Likud MK Tally Gotliv speaking at a hearing of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, February 20, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Likud MK Tally Gotliv speaking at a hearing of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, February 20, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Likud MK Tally Gotliv comes out against the establishment of a “national guard” subordinate to National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir — saying such a body should not be under the purview of a government minister.

“A government minister outlines policy, enacts regulations, prioritizes tasks, ensures an adequate budget, is responsible for carrying out the policies of his office — but he does not give direct instructions,” Gotliv tweets. “That’s my position.”

She adds that “just as the justice minister does not tell attorneys how to act, so too the national security minister can’t give instructions to police officers. Yes to the national guard, no to its subordination to the minister.”

The cabinet on Sunday voted to approve the establishment of a national guard, which Ben Gvir had demanded, but said it would leave the decision on its chain of command to a future committee.

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