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Decision on the administration issue - only with the approval of the government: Gallant and Smotrich met with the coordinator of government operations in the territories | Israel today


The background to the meeting: Smotrich's demand to subordinate to him the coordination of government operations in the territories and to gain control over the Civil Administration • At the same time, the Minister of Finance will meet with the Governor of the Bank of Israel

The Minister of Finance and the Minister in the Ministry of Defense Bezalel Smotrich met today (Thursday) with the incoming Chief of Staff Major General Herzi Halevi, as published in "Israel Hayom".

In addition, the Chairman of Religious Zionism also met with the head of the Israel Defense Forces Major General Rasan Elian. For

the meeting General Alian was joined by the incoming Minister of Defense General (Ret.) Yoav Galant. 

Halevi's meeting with Smotrich will take place against the background of the coalition agreements, in which Smotrich demanded to take control of the Civil Administration, and subordinate to him the coordination of government operations in the territories.

As usual, the meeting between Halevi and Smotrich takes place with the approval of Defense Minister Yoav Galant.

Also, there will be a meeting of Minister Smotrich with Bank of Israel Governor Prof. Amir Yaron.

In the meantime, Defense Minister Yoav Galant and Defense Ministry Minister Bezalel Smotrich met for the first time with Major General Alian, at the Defense Minister's office in Karia.

Galgant at the exchange of ministers ceremony at the Ministry of Defense (archive), photo: Gideon Markowitz

"No surprises" 

At the meeting, coordination of work procedures and the transfer of civil responsibility for the administration to Minister Smotrich began.

Gallant and Smotrich agreed to continue their full cooperation.

Among other things, the two discussed the division of powers.

Smotritz is expected to meet next week with General Aliyan in person, after which the distribution of powers is expected to be clarified.

Major Rasan Alian coordinates the government's operations in the territories, photo: report

The understanding reached during the meeting is that cooperation between Ministers Gallant and Smotrich is required.

There are orders from the IDF to the administration that came down from a commanding general who is under the Chief of Staff.

Apparently, a decision will be brought to the government centered on anchoring the division of powers between the two.

Among the topics that came up in the meeting: a coordinated procedure according to which "there are no surprises" between the parties.

Smotrich wants to return powers in the Civil Administration in matters of security to Galant and deal only with the civilian side as stipulated.

In addition, the minister in the Ministry of Defense requested to start mapping the land of the young settlement, as part of the settlement effort.

Sources tell "Israel Hayom" that the issue of the Avitar outpost also came up at the meeting. 

In the emerging government, they demand that the Avitar map be promoted, from the Avitar outpost (for illustration), photo: Yonatan Shaul

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Source: israelhayom

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