High Court rules National Security Minister Ben Gvir cannot give operational instructions to police
Israel’s High Court on Sunday forbade Itamar Ben Gvir, the National Security Minister, from giving operational instructions to police.
"The minister is not allowed to give operational instructions regarding the implementation of policy, the manner in which force is used, the means of dispersing demonstrations, and conditions regarding the time, place and manner of the event,” according to ruling.
Their ruling specifically called out the issue of protests and demonstrations against the government.
"The minister must refrain from giving operative instructions to the police, either directly or indirectly, and this is especially true regarding protests and demonstrations against the government."
Last week the Israel's Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai ordered police officers not to speak directly with Ben Gvir, but to route all conversations through him.
The All Israel News Staff is a team of journalists in Israel.