Itamar Ben-Gvir
Itamar Ben-Gvirצילום: יונתן זינדל, פלאש 90

The Israeli Cabinet voted Sunday to approve the establishment of the Israel National Guard, as part of the National Security Ministry, under Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir (Otzma Yehudit).

The responsibilities of – and control over – the National Guard will be discussed by a professional committee composed of all security agencies in the State of Israel, the National Security Council and the relevant government ministries.

The committee will submit its recommendations to the Cabinet within 90 days.

The National Guard will deal with national emergency situations such as the disturbances that occurred during Operation Guardians of the Walls.

The above committee will propose whether the National Guard will be subordinate to the Israel Police Inspector General or to another body, and will receive input from the Inspector General and all professional elements.

Earlier on Sunday, Ben-Gvir took aim at critics of the National Guard proposal, including Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara, as well as senior police officials who have criticized the plan.

"There are senior officials in the police who do not want a National Guard, because of ego wars."