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In the background of the criticism of the distribution of weapons licenses without certification: another shake-up in Ben-Gvir's office - voila! news

2023-12-04T08:48:45.182Z

Highlights: The head of the Firearms Division, Israel Avisar, resigned amid criticism of the distribution of weapons licenses without authorization by the Ministry of National Security. Ben-Gvir replied that he was not compromising, and that he intended to continue the policy and arm as many citizens as possible. Aviser's departure joins other departures at the top of the ministry: Shlomo Ben-Eliyahu, the ministry's director-general, announced his retirement about three months ago. Acting Director General Dr. Elazar Ben-Harash also announced that he would return to his central position at the end of the year.


The head of the Firearms Division, Israel Avisar, informed the Minister of National Security that he was resigning from his position. According to ministry sources, Avisar asked to reconsider the ministry's policy of granting weapons licenses. Ben-Gvir replied that he is not compromising, and he intends to continue the policy and arm as many citizens as possible


In the video: Itamar Ben-Gvir distributing weapons to Ashkelon residents/Photo: Avi Rokach

The head of the Firearms Division, Israel Avisar, resigned amid criticism of the distribution of weapons licenses without authorization by the Ministry of National Security, headed by Itamar Ben-Gvir.

According to ministry sources, Avisar came to Ben-Gvir's office in recent days and complained about the attacks he experienced in the State Audit Committee from Miki Levy and other MKs, and asked to reconsider the ministry's policy of granting weapons licenses, which was changed following the ministry's easing of the criteria required for obtaining a license.

Ben-Gvir replied to Avisher that he was not compromising, explaining that the attacks he had experienced on the State Audit Committee were purely political, and that he intended to continue the policy and arm as many citizens as possible.

Another jolt. Ben-Gvir/Image Processing, Jonathan Zindel, Flash 90

Resigned from his position. Israel Avisar/Knesset Spokesperson, Noam Moshkovitz

Avisar, for his part, did not ask to completely resign from the Ministry of National Security, but to move to another position. Ben-Gvir agreed, and those around him praise his work so far in the position, with more than 30,44 weapons licenses granted since the beginning of the war and the easing of the criteria, for a total of 3,2023 applications.

A source close to Ben-Gvir explains that so far the head of the Firearms Division has carried out the minister's policy, but the increase in political attacks against Ben-Gvir and the department in recent days has unfortunately "subdued him."

Avisar's departure joins other departures at the top of the ministry: Shlomo Ben-Eliyahu, the ministry's director-general, announced his retirement about three months ago, and Minister Eli Feldstein's spokesman left a few months after his appointment. Acting Director General Dr. Elazar Ben-Harash, who was brought in from the Ministry of the Negev and Galilee, also announced that he would return to his central position at the end of <>.

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Source: walla

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