Bennett at a cabinet meeting: “Hamas does not like this government, it says it all”

In the shadow of security tensions: The government is convening today (Sunday) for its weekly meeting for the first time in several weeks. At the beginning of the meeting, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke and referred to the events of recent days, including the murderous attack in Ariel and the threats made last night by Hamas leader Sinwar against the government.

In his opening remarks, Bennett paid tribute to former MK Ilan Gilon, who passed away this morning, and said: “We opened the morning with sad news, former MK Gilon has passed away. Ilan worked hard around the clock to solve problems. Diligent and dedicated, dedicated public servant. To send condolences to his family. ”

He added: “We are at the beginning of Remembrance and Independence Day, there is hardly a day that we do not receive a reminder that we are in a struggle to live in peace. On Friday Vyacheslav Golev was murdered while defending his fiancée at a checkpoint in Ariel. “.

He added: “I ask on behalf of everyone, to thank and back the IDF, the GSS and the police. These are people who have not seen a house for weeks, we must overcome this wave. The government must back up and give you the tools to succeed.”

Bennett then referred to the threat of Hamas leader in Gaza Yahya Sinwar to Prime Minister Mansour Abbas and said: “I heard yesterday that Sinwar Abbas disbanded the government. It seems clear to me that Hamas does not like the government, maybe they miss the dollar suitcases or do not like “The joint work between the Jews and the Arabs. The fact that Hamas wants to overthrow the government, that says it all, and even in this Sinwar must not win.”

The Prime Minister concluded by saying: “Upon returning to the Knesset, we will continue the legislative proceedings of the Minister of Finance with a lot of good news – assistance to businesses affected by Omicron, increased wages in the economy, compensation for working families.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (Photo: Ohad Zweigenberg)

Following the discussion, the government unanimously approved the proposal of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Gideon Saar for the appointment of Adv. Avital Sompolinsky to the position of Deputy Attorney General (Constitutional-Public Law).

Minister Saar told the ministers that “the professional path taken by Adv. Sompolinsky in the State Attorney’s Office and then in the Knesset Legal Bureau and in representing the State and the Knesset in the Supreme Court on significant constitutional and public issues is optimal for the position.” Saar added that “the deputy position of the ombudsman (constitutional-public) is an important role in the work of the government in general and the Ministerial Committee for Legislation in particular.”

The Minister of Justice stated that following the appointment of Adv. Sompolinski – women will serve in half (3 of 6) of the positions of Deputy Attorney General. As will be recalled, the search committee headed by Attorney General Adv. Gali Bahrav-Myara unanimously recommended Adv. Sompolinsky’s candidacy for the position.

The Minister of Justice expressed his appreciation for the dedicated work of the former Deputy (Public-Constitutional) Spokesman, Adv. Raz Nazri, and wished Adv. Sompolinski success in his position.

Adv. Avital Sompolinsky (43), married and mother of five, has been the Commissioner of Knesset Representation in Courts since 2017, and in this context was responsible, among other things, for formulating the Knesset’s position in constitutional petitions and representing the Knesset in the High Court. Constitutional and administrative opinions concerning the activities of the Knesset and the provision of ongoing advice to the legal advisers of the committees on constitutional issues.

In her previous positions in the Knesset, Sompolinski provided legal advice on complex legislative proceedings in the Economics Committee and provided legal opinions on constitutional issues related to the committee’s legislation, as well as assisting the Knesset Legal Adviser in fulfilling his duties. She began her professional career as an intern in the Civil Department of the State Attorney’s Office, then she was an attorney in the Civil Department and later until 2012 an attorney in the High Court Department in the State Attorney’s Office.

Sompolinski holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the Hebrew University, which she graduated with honors as dean, as well as a master’s degree in law from this university.


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