Hillel Partuk 311.
(photo credit: Israel Police)
Newly appointed Israel Police spokesman Hillel Partuk has come under fire from
Army Radio and Channel 2 after he reportedly provided late responses to requests
for information and disrupted planned stories.
Partuk was officially
appointed to his position on Thursday by Police Insp.-Gen. Yochanan
Danino and Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharnovitch.
Soon after news
of the controversy broke on Thursday, Army Radio reported that Partuk had been
convicted in 1992 for unlawfully naming a female police officer whose name was
covered by a media ban when he worked as a reporter for a local paper. He was
fined NIS 15,000.
Partuk told Army Radio on Thursday that following his
conviction he went on to hold senior positions as a spokesman, including for the
Tel Aviv Municipality, and that he has since observed all media bans.