'Sending police to Haiti not a decision for Aharonovitch'

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January 30, 2010 21:35

 
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MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) wrote to Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch and warned that sending an Israeli police delegation to would be a violation of the law and an action inconsistent with ’s social agenda.

 

Ben-Ari stated in the letter that while he had no objections to Israel’s humanitarian mission to Haiti immediately after an earthquake devastated the small country, sending police would constitute an “unnecessary populist” move.

 

In the letter Ben-Ari asks “Has crime in been overthrown? Are there enough police for the enforcement of the law in ? Only last Thursday I toured with Tel Aviv police units and witnessed the lack of manpower.”

 

Ben-Ari said in the letter that Aharonovitch does not have the authority to send police officers outside of the country and that such a mission is not within the responsibilities of the police.

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