Shin Bet chief warns against sealing off East J’lem areas as response to attacks – TV

Shin Bet chief Ronen Bar, November 6, 2022. (Moshe Shai/Flash90)
Shin Bet chief Ronen Bar, November 6, 2022. (Moshe Shai/Flash90)

Shin Bet chief Ronen Bar warned ministers that any move to seal off parts of East Jerusalem as a response to recent terror attacks could lead to a much broader conflagration, according to the Kan public broadcaster.

The report says Bar and other security officials pushed back during the cabinet meeting against calls by Public Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir and Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich to impose varying levels of lockdowns on neighborhoods in Jerusalem, warning that any measures against those not directly involved in attacks could further inflame tensions.

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