Itamar Ben-Gvir
Itamar Ben-Gvirצילום: Roni Ofer/Flash90

National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir harshly criticized his government's policies, the response to the attacks from Gaza, which he calls weak, and the postponement of the evacuation of Khan al-Ahmar.

In heated conversations behind closed doors, Ben-Gvir claimed that if within eight months he won't manage to change these issues significantly, he will not hold on to his seat and will consider resigning.

According to a report by Channel 13 News, Ben-Gvir will wait no more than nine months to see if he is receiving support for the changes he wishes to make. Ben-Gvir believes he has partners and that he is not alone. The same sources claim that the Netanyahu government is ready and willing to make changes and that Ben-Gvir is not alone in the fight.

"If they cut me off in the next budget, that means I'm alone. In such a case, if I feel like I don't have an influence, I will return the keys and will go fight in the opposition," Ben-Gvir recently told people in his inner circle, emphasizing that he expects to "fight to the end, even at the cost of a crisis." Yet, Ben-Gvir clarifies that this is not an ultimatum for his partners in the coalition.

On the other hand, Ben-Gvir is indeed happy with the moves and steps being taken, and according to him, they would not have happened in a different government. Among them: sealing the homes of terrorists, closing the prison bakeries, demolishing houses in eastern Jerusalem, and making it easier for citizens to receive weapons permits.