Mossad, Shin Bet warn Bibi on strike

Israelâ„¢s spy agency Mossad Director Tamir Pardo (L) and Shin Bet chief Yoram Cohen in al-Quds (Jerusalem) (file photo)

Senior Israeli intelligence and security officials have expressed concern about the ongoing strike by regimeâ„¢s foreign ministry staffers, urging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to intervene to end it.

The heads of Israeli spy agency Mossad and security agency Shin Bet as well as the ministry of military affairs have told Netanyahu, who is also serving as the foreign minister, that the strike is harming Israelâ„¢s security.

Israeli foreign ministry workers started their strike in March in protest to what they call erosion in their wages and the “dismantling of the foreign ministry.”

Å“The situation is such that one in three young diplomats in the [foreign] ministry quits because they canâ„¢t make ends meet,” said Yair Frommer, the head of the Workersâ„¢ Union.

The move has resulted in tense ties between Israelâ„¢s spy agencies and foreign ministry, whose employees refuse to issue diplomatic passports for ministers and arrange their foreign trips.

Moreover, the foreign ministry workers are planning to march towards Israelâ„¢s parliament — the Knesset — on Tuesday morning.

For their part, opposition lawmakers are working on a motion of no-confidence against Netanyahuâ„¢s government.

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This article originally appeared on: Press TV