During a heated Political-Security Cabinet meeting, after four terror attacks were committed over the weekend, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman instructed IDF officers to stop answering the questions of Education Minister Naftali Bennett.
Lieberman and Bennett Photo Credit: Yonatan Sindel (Flash 90)/Channel 2 News
A rare confrontation between Lieberman and Bennett occurred last night (Saturday) at the Political-Security Cabinet meeting. During the meeting, Bennett asked IDF officers many questions, while also voicing harsh criticism. Eventually, Lieberman instructed the IDF officers to refrain from answering the Education Minister’s questions.
After dozens of questions, Lieberman asked Bennett to stop asking questions but the Education Minister continued. Thus, Lieberman told the IDF officers to stop answering his questions.
During the meeting, the Cabinet members decided that actions will be taken in order to prevent the Palestinian Authority from paying the families of terrorists. In addition, dozens of illegal buildings that were built by Palestinians will be destroyed and terrorists’ relatives will be arrested and interrogated for incitement.
This morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened the weekly government meeting by commenting on the latest terror attacks. “We are in a constant battle against terrorism,” he said. “In this struggle, there are ups and downs. We are implementing a variety of measures, including serious defensive security measures that we haven’t used in the past.”
The Political-Security Cabinet convened last night in order to discuss the measures that will be taken in order to deal with the terror wave, after two Israelis were murdered and six more were injured in four different terror attacks that took place over the weekend. According to senior level officials, the Cabinet ministers backed the continuation of the current operations. Overnight, security forces arrested the sister of the terrorist who murdered 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel in Kiryat Arba.
After the terror attack in Kiryat Arba, Netanyahu and Lieberman decided to approve the tender for constructing 42 new housing units in the town. It was also decided to nullify the work permits of all the residents of Bani Na’im because the terrorist who murdered Hallel was a resident of the village.