Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben-Gvir to be nation’s security minister. Photo: AP
Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben-Gvir to be nation’s security minister. Photo: AP
Middle East

Far-right extremist poised to be Israel’s national security minister, increasing tension with Palestine

  • The awarding of the sensitive role to Itamar Ben-Gvir raises concerns of a further escalation in Israeli-Palestinian tensions
  • He aims to grant immunity to Israeli soldiers who shoot Palestinians, deport rival lawmakers and impose death penalty on those who attack Jews

Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben-Gvir to be nation’s security minister. Photo: AP
Israeli far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben-Gvir to be nation’s security minister. Photo: AP
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