Shin Bet warned PM of Israel to altercate far-right to prevent potential escalation in the West Bank

Shin Bet, has reportedly submitted a document warning the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, to distance himself from far-right factions to prevent a potential escalation in the West Bank.

In a significant development, sources within the intelligence agency of Israel, Shin Bet, have reportedly submitted a document warning the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, to distance himself from far-right factions to prevent a potential escalation in the West Bank. The recommendation comes amidst rising tensions and concerns over the stability of the West Bank. Shin Bet, responsible for domestic security and counterterrorism, is believed to have conveyed a strategic assessment to the Prime Minister, highlighting the risks associated with maintaining ties to certain far-right elements.

The security establishment has urged the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, to alter the cabinet decisions taken post the horrors of October 7. The decision was to hold back hundreds of millions in tax revenues that Israel collects at the behest of the authority of Palestine and prevent the return of almost 150,000 people of Palestine from work inside Israel and the settlements.

The Shin Bet’s recommendation is seen as a preemptive measure to avert any actions that might trigger unrest in the volatile region. The delicate balance between security concerns and political alliances is once again in the spotlight, particularly as Israel navigates complex regional dynamics.

The U.S. has banked on Israel repeatedly to let go of the PA tax revenues, marking that they belong to the Ramallah, accusing Israel of stealing. The officials of Biden have warned that in case of failing to do so risks opening up another front in the West Bank, on top of the escalating clashes on the Lebanon border between the forces of Israel and Hezbollah. The West Bank has long been a focal point of geopolitical tension, with Israel’s settlement policies and the broader Israeli-Palestinian conflict casting a shadow over the region. Even after the warning, the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu did not budge on the matter in between the pushback from Itamar Ben Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich, far-right ministers, whose support the Prime Minister of Israel needs to maintain his coalition.

The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly contacted the President of UAE, Mohammed bin Zayed enquiring if Abu Dhabi would willingly finance unemployment benefits for the workers from Palestine in the West Bank, but the request was flatly rejected by the President of UAE. Striking a balance between security imperatives and political considerations poses a formidable challenge, especially in a region where historical, religious, and territorial issues are deeply intertwined.

A security source notified Channel 13, “A lot of blood could be spilled, for merely political reasons.” It also added by saying, “Not enough is being done to prevent this.”

According to the report the warnings were relayed by Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi, the IDF Chief Staff including many other senior military commanders. This report informed that the other members of the war cabinet – Yoav Gallant, Defense Minister, and Minister Benny Gantz were also warned of the disturbance in the West Bank.