Crisis over: Smotrich and Gallant come to agreement over Defense Ministry power-sharing

Published date23 February 2023
Publication titleIsrael National News (Israel)
According to Walla, Smotrich will receive the majority of control over the Civil Administration, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will sort out the arguments regarding enforcement

Channel 12 reported that the two concluded that the military's freedom of operation would not be affected by the power-sharing and the appointment of officers in the Civil Administration would continue to be carried out by the IDF Chief of Staff so that the organizational structure of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories and the Civil Administration will remain as they were.

The two also agreed to appoint a civilian deputy to the chief of the Civil Administration, who will be granted the power to work on civil issues such as planning, infrastructure, water, zoning, and transportation. He will receive direction from both Defense Minister Gallant and Minister Smotrich and, at times, will have...

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