Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he would commit NIS one billion to eradicating crime in the Arab sector.Netanyahu made the announcement in Rahat on Sunday, where he was visiting accompanied by Public Security Minister Amir Ohana.
Israeli Public Security Minister Amir Ohana condemns “savage violence” after three police officers suffer light wounds during clashes in the mainly ultra-Orthodox city. Ultra-orthodox Jews clash with police as they protest against the arrest of Haredi Jewish men who failed to comply with their army draft, in Bnei Brak, Dec. 27, 2020. Photo by Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90. (January 24, 2021 / Israel Hayom) At least six people have been arrested in Israel following clashes between police and Haredi extremists
When Israel began to vaccinate its citizens against the coronavirus in December, the Ministry of Health set aside doses for incarcerated people 60 and above, in line with its national guidelines prioritizing the age group. They are still sitting in freezers. The minister in charge of Israel's prison services is refusing to allocate coronavirus vaccines to inmates, said epidemiologist Hagai Levine, who before resigning last week over issues with the government's pandemic response was a member of the country's
Public Security Minister Amir Ohana announced on Thursday that a new police station will be built in the town of Tuba-Zangariyye in northern Israel as part of the ongoing campaign to lower crime in Israel's Arab sector. "The public will get the law and order it deserves. There will be more such Arab localities. I intend to bring the plan to government approval and budgeting as soon as possible," Ohana said, during a weekly status report from the Yarden police station near Tuba-Zangariyye.
Both Israeli and Palestinian prisoners will be included in the country's national vaccination drive. AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images. Israel will administer COVID-19 vaccinations to prisoners starting next week, the health minister confirmed on Thursday, following a wave of criticism from human rights groups and Israel’s own president that failure to do so would violate the detainees’ basic rights. Israel’s public security minister, Amir Ohana, had ordered the Israeli Prison Service not to vaccinate
Elderly people receive a Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine at a nursingh ome, in Tel Aviv on 23 December 2020 Nir Keidar/Anadolu Agency In violation of all religious norms as well as international laws and conventions, Israel is weaponising the Covid-19 vaccine against the Palestinians, whose land, homes and rights are under constant threat from the occupation state. The Israeli Health Ministry began its vaccination programme on 20 December. Officials including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to immediately vaccinate prisoners who are aged 60 and over. On Monday, Gantz, in a letter to Netanyahu, wrote, "It is abhorrent that the Public Security Minister Amir Ohana (Likud) is ignoring Health Ministry guidelines. He is hurting the Israeli public in the process."These regulations are current, and are in accordance with the Health Ministry and the Attorney General's instructions to allow prisoners in this age group to get vaccinated.
Deputy Attorney-General Amit Marari sent a letter to Public Security Minister Amir Ohana on Friday, notifying him that his instruction of not vaccinating at this stage convicts in prisons was not in his authority to give, and that all convicts, including terrorists must receive the coronavirus vaccine, Maariv, The Jerusalem Post's sister publication, reported.
Israel The Public Service Nominations Committee on Wednesday approved the appointments of Border Police Commander Maj. Gen. Kobi Shabtai as Israel’s next police chief, and of Maj. Gen. Katy Perry as the next Israel Prisons Service commissioner. A statement from the committee found there were no “deficiencies” in the candidates’ “integrity,” nor in Public Security Minister Amir Ohana’s decision to nominate them. The appointments are pending a Cabinet vote but both are expected to go through.
The nominees appointed by Public Security Minister Amir Ohana for the positions of chief of Israel Police and head of the Israel Prison Service were approved by the Advisory Committee for the Appointment of Senior Civil Service Officials (the Goldberg Committee) on Wednesday. "I am glad that the Advisory Committee for Appointments to Senior Positions also found my candidates, Superintendent Kobi Shabtai for the post of chief of the Israel Police and Katy Perry for the post of prison commissioner, worthy of chairing
Palestinian NGO said the increase in virus cases among Israeli jailers is the ‘first source of transmission’ to prisoners. Since April, some 140 Palestinian prisoners have been infected with COVID File: Reuters Israeli prison authorities have closed down the Ramon prison after detecting several coronavirus infections among prisoners and guards, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS). There was no comment from Israeli authorities but the PPS said on Sunday that the closure was “a serious indication
The Ramon Prison was closed due to an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the Palestinian Prisoner Society announced on Sunday, according to Palestinian media. The Society warned of a possible large outbreak among prisoners. Earlier this year, the prisoner society claimed that 81 prisoners were infected in the Gilboa Prison alone. Hamas called the outbreak at the Gilboa Prison "deliberate medical negligence" in November. Public Security Minister Amir Ohana has instructed that prisoners should not receive COVID-19
Photo Credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90 Israeli Public Security Minister Amir Ohana during a visit at the Corona National Enforcement Administration, in Tel Aviv, on Dec. 1, 2020. By Itsik Saban Following reports the Israel Prison Service would soon begin to administer COVID-19 vaccinations, Israeli Interior Minister Amir Ohana clarified on Saturday evening that it was only prison staff that would be inoculated at this time. Ohana said that prisoners would be inoculated in accordance with guidelines for vaccinating
Palestinian men sit in their brown prison uniforms behind glass talking on phones to relatives 05 March 2006 at the Gilboa prison, Israel HAGAI AHARON/AFP via Getty Images Israeli prison authorities closed completely the Ramon prison in northern Israel following the detection of several coronavirus infections, according to a Palestinian NGO on Sunday. In a statement, the Palestinian Prisoner Society said the closure was "a serious indication of a possible wide outbreak of the pandemic among the detainees". The
About 3,000 people demonstrated on Saturday night in front of the police national headquarters and the Ministry of Internal Security in Jerusalem, protesting the killing of Ahuvia Sandak by officers from the Judea and Samaria District Police during a car chase in Binyamin on December 21. The Department of Police Investigations (DIP) announced on Thursday that it had begun investigating the incident in Benjamin following which the late Ahuvia Sandak was found dead next to a vehicle that had been reportedly rammed
Interior Minister Amir Ohana says only prison staff receive vaccines at this time, while prisoners will be vaccinated at the same time as the general population. Israeli Public Security Minister Amir Ohana during a visit at the Corona National Enforcement Administration, in Tel Aviv, on Dec. 1, 2020. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90. (December 27, 2020 / JNS) Following reports the Israel Prison Service would soon begin to administer COVID-19 vaccinations, Israeli Interior Minister Amir Ohana clarified on Saturday
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday announced his selection of the next head of the country’s Mossad intelligence agency, a deputy chief of the agency referred to only as “D.” The nomination is pending the approval of the Advisory Committee on Senior Civil Service Appointments, chaired by retired Supreme Court Justice Eliezer Goldberg. If approved, D. will replace current agency director Yossi Cohen, whose term was slated to end January but who was asked by Netanyahu to remain in office