The Political Security Cabinet will convene tonight (Tuesday) at 17:30 to discuss the issue of the “Flags Parade”, during which Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai will present alternatives to the parade to the political echelon, as presented during Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting tonight. For Homeland Security Amir Ohana and the heads of the defense establishment.
The decision to convene the cabinet was made during the night hearing after the ombudsman, Avichai Mandelblit, clarified that the change in the decision made by the security forces should receive the cabinet’s approval. Ganz’s position is that the event can be held in accordance with the police’s recommendation.
As you may recall, yesterday the Jerusalem District Commander, Superintendent Doron Turgeman, decided not to approve the flag parade on Thursday and the organizers were asked to suggest an alternative date. In light of his decision, right-wing MKs attacked the commissioner and said it was a surrender to “terrorism and Hamas threats.” Minister Ohana demanded that the decision be transferred to the political echelon.
Smutrich tweeted another statement, calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Homeland Security Minister Amir Ohana to intervene in the decision and order the commissioner “not to succumb to Hamas threats and not let him run Jerusalem.” “This is your shift,” the religious Zionist chairman wrote.
Homeland Security Minister Amir Ohana tweeted on his Twitter account: “My position was and remains that no threat should be threatened by anyone threatening freedom of expression, worship or religion. I hear about the complexities and difficulties, and still believe the decision should be raised to the political level. “Being a free people in our country” cannot remain a line from the anthem. I spoke with the Prime Minister, and he intends to hold a discussion on the subject. “
The head of the Gush Etzion Regional Council, Shlomo Ne’eman, one of the organizers of the event, responded: “We understand that from now on if we want to organize an event with Israeli flags in Old Jerusalem, we will have to coordinate not with Israel This is just a few days after the Rainbow Flags Parade in Jerusalem and the Palestinian Flags Parade in Tel Aviv that passed unhindered, although we undoubtedly shaped some of the citizens of Israel. There is a very difficult decision here that means not dealing with Arab violence but surrendering to it. The capital of us all. “
The Israel Police responded: “Following incorrect publications regarding the flags parade, we would like to clarify that last night at the end of a situation assessment and a meeting held this morning, Israeli police representatives spoke with the organizers, informing them that the date and layout of the march “Her recommendation to the political echelon accordingly. As was clarified last night, in the current outline and on the date presented, the event is not approved. If the organizers decide to change the outline and / or the date of the march, the issue will be examined as usual.”
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