Ahmed Omar is an analyst specializing in international politics. He has extensive experience in researching conflicts in Palestine and the broader Middle East, and producing policy recommendations for governments, businesses, and INGOs.
Benjamin Netanyahu has given far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir the go-ahead to establish Israel’s first national guard. Distinct from other Israeli forces, the national guard is designed primarily to target Palestinian citizens of Israel. In this policy memo, guest contributor Ahmed Omar looks at the emergence of the new force in order to understand its implications for Palestinian citizens of Israel and proposes recommendations to relevant stakeholders for how to challenge it and protect Palestinians.