Knesset passes law allowing police searches without warrants, Ben-Gvir working to form national guard – Middle East Monitor

As the chaos of crime increases in Arab society, the Knesset has passed a law initiated by the far right in Israel, which allows the police to search homes without a warrant. Meanwhile, Israel’s Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir is working to form a national guard after reaching an understanding with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

In an interview with Arab48, Lawyer Khaled Al-Zabarqa described the law, which allows the police to search homes without a warrant, as: “Political with the aim of further harassing the Arabs, not tackling violence, crimes and trade weapon.”

The bill, which allows police officers to search homes without a court order, was approved this week in second and third reading by a majority in the Knesset. The proposal for the law was made by the far-right Otzma Yehudit party led by Ben-Gvir.

Commenting on the adoption of the law, Al-Zabarqa said Arabic 48: “We do not trust the government’s procedures and legislation because it is clear that this government is a fascist government and that it seeks to limit the Arab presence in the interior of Palestine, especially in mixed cities. He considers Arab presence and Arab population as a threat to the Jewish state.”

He added: “Therefore, we look at these measures with suspicion and concern because they will take advantage of them for a political purpose, and not for the sake of enforcing the law, to preserve people’s lives and crime fight.”

Al-Zabarqa explained: “These legislations are issued due to the presence of an extremist, fascist and terrorist minister, who was convicted of terrorism in the past. Today, he is the head of this Ministry and therefore he will use the law this to implement his extremist and racist agenda, which doubles the danger of this law.”

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Regarding his answer to the question of whether there is a shortage of police tools to fight violence and crime, Al-Zabarqa replied: “The police have no tools to fight violence, crime and arms trade, but the Israeli police claim that they have powerless. against crime in Arab society.”

He emphasized: “We believe that the lack of police is not the tools, but the will. If it is the true will to fight against violence and crime, it will succeed.”

Al-Zabarqa confirmed that it is clear that the official authorities are the source of the bullets in the country, proved by the fact that: “If the police are drained but the sources of the bullets, then it would be​​​​ , and it is. nothing more than a pile of metal We don’t have gun and bullet factories Ninety nine percent of the guns and bullets are sourced from the military. , it would end the arms trade and significantly reduce murders and shooting.”

Regarding the establishment of a national guard on the orders of Ben-Gvir, Al-Zabarqa clarified: “These are militias, not a national guard. They want the militias that attacked the Arabs in the Karamah Uprising, killed and injured them , to transform. , they burned their properties and attacked vulnerable people in their homes and vehicles, from terrorist groups to official bodies that had official powers according to the law and to equip them with legal weapons.”

Al-Zabarqa emphasized that these groups are militias in every sense of the word, and that their aim is a political one, as they want to spread chaos in the Arab community within the Palestinian territories.

In response to a question about whether these militias are the extremist arm that will serve Ben-Gvir’s agenda, he said: “This is the upper hand of the state because a state that is silent about this reality means that he is happy with the establishment of such Militias, because he must be standing behind them. He is trying to portray this as an insignificant person like Ben-Gvir, but we are pointing fingers at the state itself.”

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