Jerusalem police chief Nisso Shaham put on leave

By MELANIE LIDMAN
July 26, 2012 10:00

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For a symbolic $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Don't show it again

Jerusalem police chief Nisso Shaham was forced to take administrative leave starting on Thursday morning, following a criminal investigation which is under gag order at this time. According to Army Radio, the interior police investigation unit has been investigating the issue for a long period of time, but the decision to put Shaham on administrative leave was made late Wednesday night.

The Jerusalem District is effectively left without a police chief, as Shaham did not appoint a replacement for his deputy, Manny Yitzhaki, who left a few days ago to oversee the special investigative unit Lahav 443. Yitzhaki is temporarily fulfilling the police chief duties, according to reports. Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben Ruby refused to comment on the issue.


Related Content

Breaking news
June 25, 2018
Britain's May congratulates Erdogan on election victory

By REUTERS