Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked addressed a conference Monday 20 Elul hosted by the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism’s (ICT) in Herzliya. The senior minister addressed threats including Hamas from Gaza, as well as Syria and Hizbullah from the northern borders.

Giving backing to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s policy, Shaked spoke of the need for Israel to play a larger role in bolstering the PA (Palestinian Authority) economy. She spoke of hiring more PA workers as a method towards achieving this goal, calling on the government to issue additional work permits. She said legal PA residents should be hired before one hires illegal foreigners.