Meir Ben-Shabbat

The Knesset building
Meir Ben Shabbat appointed new National Security Advisor

Ben-Shabbat, who has held the position informally since August, spent 28 years working for the Shin Bet, including as the head of its southern division, which is responsible for the Gaza Strip.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a cabinet meeting
Netanyahu: Israel holds Hamas responsible for all attacks from Gaza

Netanyahu also warned against Iran encroaching at its northern borders.

Meir Ben-Shabbat
Netanyahu names new head of Israel's National Security Council

A former Shin Bet senior official will head the National Security Council.

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