In Israel, extreme-right politician Itamar Ben-Gvir will become the new national security minister as part of a deal with incoming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party. The ultranationalist lawmaker was convicted in 2007 of racist incitement against Arabs and supporting a terrorist group. Ben-Gvir will be responsible for border police in the occupied West Bank at a time when violence and the killing of Palestinians has been surging. This is Bassam al-Salhi of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
Bassam al-Salhi: “Now more than ever Israel becomes an occupier state, apartheid state and fascist. So now we can say that the upcoming Israeli government, which will be led by Netanyahu, contains all the ingredients of a terrorist group according to international standards.”