Report: Shin Bet opposed to Netanyahu plan to outlaw Islamic Movement

October 30, 2015 21:23

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) is recommending that the Israeli government refrain from outlawing the northern branch of the Islamic Movement even as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the service to help state prosecutors lay the legal groundwork for such a move.

According to Channel 10, the domestic spy agency believes that a government edict banning the Islamist group - which is considered to be the ideological cousin of the Palestinian Hamas movement - increases the risk of an escalation in Jewish-Arab tensions.

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