Ohana's associates: Announcing the commissioner next week, in line with political developments
The Minister of Internal Security will not announce the identity of the new commissioner within 30 days as promised. Ohana's entourage said that the announcement may take place next week, subject to developments in the political situation. A senior official in the law enforcement system:Tags
- Amir Ohana
- Commissioner of Police
- Ministry of Internal Security
Learn LevyWednesday, 12 August 2020, 18:12
Public Security Minister Amir Ohana not announce the identity of the new commissioner within 30 days as he promised last month. Ohana's environment minister said tonight (Wednesday) that the declaration may be held next week, subject to developments in the political situation.
A senior source in law enforcement, is keenly aware of the details The appointment said that in recent days, retired Superintendent Yoram Halevi will meet with Minister Ohana once again, and that "Yoram Halevi has a good chance of being Ohana's candidate for the position of commissioner, if they succeed in canceling the senior appointments committee." He added that "Halevi has been waiting for this for a long time."
One of Halevi's associates has in recent days contacted another senior law enforcement official, trying to find out if there is any intention to try and thwart Halevi's appointment to the position. Roni Alsich previously claimed that there was a connection between Yoram Halevi and the Netanyahu family, and even passed documents on Halevy to the police attorney general, who passed the material to Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit. He stated in a later opinion that there would be legal difficulty in defending Halevi in the Goldberg Committee and in the High Court.
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Earlier this week, a senior Interior Ministry official said in a conversation with Walla! NEWS that in the coming days the minister is expected to announce the identity of the next commissioner. The senior added that whoever is appointed will come from the police, or be a former commissioner. He said, "Minister Ohana prefers to appoint someone who knows the police well rather than a former military man. It has very many advantages. "
Senior police officials testified to a tense atmosphere ahead of the candidate's announcement, and according to those senior officials, whenever the issue of the commissioner's appointment comes up for discussion, rumors arise about the retirement of extras. This time, the fact that no permanent commissioner has been appointed since December 2018 has raised expectations for the position of the extras.
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Senior police officers estimated that at least three extras would retire upon the publication of the identity of the next commissioner. One of the officers said this announcement affected the atmosphere in the organization. "The fact that they will not land a reserve general who does not know the police is encouraging, there are enough worthy extras," Walla! News. However, he added that "after Ohana will announce its candidate, expected wave of retirements of extras serving police." this plan is to promote the ranking officers at least senior top police officials, and in fact bring about a change of generations in the organization.
last month he announced Ohana "There is something to fix in the Israel Police, which sometimes shows tolerance where force should be used, and sometimes uses force where patience and tolerance must be exercised," he said. "A long way ahead and the test of the result is decisive. Changes of this magnitude do not occur within two months. "The one who will help me with this important task is the next permanent commissioner of the Israel Police."
Seven candidates are taking part in the race for the senior position: Deputy Commissioner Moti Cohen, Jerusalem District Commander Superintendent Doron Yedidi, Deputy Commissioner Superintendent Alon Asor, Northern District Commander Superintendent Shimon Lavi, Southern District Commander Superintendent Yoram Sofer and District Commander S. Moshe Barkat is standing. Outside the police, retired Yoram Halevi and retired Shlomi Michael are running for the position.