To better protect the Israeli citizens, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett revealed the creation of a national guard on Sunday.
“We are advancing two very significant things,” Bennett said.
“First: the establishment of a national guard. I have instructed the National Security Council, in coordination with the Public Security Ministry, to present the government with an orderly and budgeted plan to establish a civilian national guard by the end of the month,” Bennett added.
Bennett explained the formation of the Civilian National Guard was urgent due to the unrest in mixed Arab-Jewish cities during “Operation Guardian of the Walls” last year.
Bennett also cited the current wave of terrorism as another reason for his order.
Moreover, Bennett said there is “no political consideration regarding the war on terrorism nor will there be.
“Over the weekend, I instructed that an effort be coordinated—operational, legal, and regarding infrastructure—against those who transport, provide lodging for and employ people present in Israel illegally. We will use all of the tools at our disposal—including the seizure of vehicles, fines—whatever is needed. All government ministries, but especially the Public Security Ministry and the Justice Ministry, are already working on it,” he said.