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Government votes to provide Sara Netanyahu with Shin Bet protection

The Israeli government voted Sunday to transfer the provision of a security detail to the prime minister’s wife and children to the Shin Bet internal security agency.

The vote comes after the prime minister’s wife, Sara Netanyahu, was trapped inside a Tel Aviv hair salon for over three hours last week after a mob of over a thousand anti-judicial reform protestors gathered outside the salon.

“The country is burning and Sara is getting a haircut,” protesters shouted.

Hundreds of police officers, many of whom were on horseback, were needed to ensure her safe passage off of the premises.

  • The prime minister’s family will now be under the protection of the Shin Bet, rather than Magen, the security department of the Prime Minister’s Office.
  • Following Sunday’s vote, the Shin Bet refused to comment on the change, saying in a statement: “We do not discuss issues regarding security arrangements discussed in closed hearings.”

Source: Arutz Sheva

Header: Vehicle transporting Sara Netanyahu after the Tel Aviv incident