According to the news published in the Haaretz newspaper, crimes committed in the first 4 months of 2023, when Ben-Gvir took office as Minister of National Security, more than doubled compared to the same period of previous years.
In the news that drew attention to the fact that 78 murders were committed in the last 4 months and 34 murders were committed in the same period last year, it was emphasized that the annual average of murder crimes in the country could exceed 230 in line with the current data.
It was reported that 60 of those killed during this period were Israeli citizens of Palestinian origin, and it was emphasized that 16 of them were Jews and two were foreigners.
In the news, it was stated that 26 people who were killed in the first 4 months of last year were Israeli citizens of Palestinian origin.
According to the news, which emphasized that there was an increase in femicides, 11 women were killed in the last 4 months.
It was announced that a total of 104 murders were committed in Israel in 2022.
The right-wing coalition government formed under the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, who won the early general elections on 11 November, received a vote of confidence in the parliamentary session held on 29 December.
The coalition of ultra-religious and far-right parties led by Netanyahu is known as the most right-wing coalition in Israeli political history.
Ben-Gvir, leader of the far-right Jewish Power Party, holds the helm of the police force as Minister of National Security.