Shin Bet

The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) is the Jewish state's primary internal security service, focusing primarily on internal security, exposing terrorist rings, and intelligence efforts in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Also known as the Shabak, it makes up one of the three arms of Israel's intelligence community, alongside the Mossad (foreign intelligence) and Aman (military intelligence). 

Like the Mossad, despite being a security agency, the Shin Bet does not operate under the Defense Ministry and instead answers to the prime minister.

The current head of the Shin Bet is Ronen Bar, appointed in 2021 by then-prime minister Naftali Bennett.

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IDF kills Hamas terrorists embedded inside UNRWA school in Gaza Strip

The strikes on an UNRWA school in Nuseirat were based on precise intelligence.

Amid an ongoing war, we salute Israel's fallen

This year will be unlike any other as Israel mourns the loss of countless security forces and victims of terror killed since October 7, and we pray for our soldiers still fighting in the war.

'Subordinate to the prime minister': Argument breaks out between Netanyahu, Gallant, Shin Bet chief

Prime Minister Netanyahu and security chiefs reportedly argued over discussions held about the course of the war, including questions of the day after in Gaza.

Ephraim Regional Brigade thwarts emergence of new terrorist organization in West Bank

As soon as the security forces discovered the emerging terrorist organization, a divisional effort began with the cooperation of intelligence units, the Shin Bet and the Border Police.

Security forces kill one terrorist, arrest six wanted persons in West Bank operation

Since the beginning of the war, about 4,000 wanted persons have been arrested throughout the West Bank, about 1,700 of whom are associated with the terrorist organization Hamas.

Following closure: Al Jazeera calls for legal response, Israel police raid Jerusalem office

Al Jazeera's legal team was preparing a response in anticipation of a possible court appeal against the decision.

 An IDF sniper in the Gaza Strip

IDF eliminates top Hamas terrorist, destroys Gaza terror infrastructure

Salah Jamil Muhammad Emad, the head of combat assistance in the al-Bureij battalion, was eliminated in a joint operation between the IDF and the Shin Bet.

  YAMAM officers operating at the Ibn Sina hospital in Jenin on January 30, 2024

IDF kills terrorists responsible for murder of Elhanan Klein, one soldier critically wounded

The operation, which took place over 12 hours in the Tulkarm area of the West Bank, saw five terrorists killed by IDF troops and others arrested.


Mossad, Shin Bet, and IDF intel. issue group message for first time since Oct 7

In addition, the Mossad wrote about its contribution to negotiations which led to the return of over 80 hostages in November.

In broad daylight: Undercover Israeli forces arrest terror suspect in Nablus

Guided by intelligence gathered by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency), the forces could enter Nablus secretly and locate the suspect.

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