Criticism and outrage were sparked in the Israeli Police at the decision to leave a senior police officer in the system after he committed sexual harassment. "Justice isn't served equally," was the claim raised in the organization when the indictment was made on Sunday.
The officer whose actions and punishment provoked such reactions was Yedidia Sabag, head of the Traffic Department.
The Disciplinary Tribunal of the police convicted Sabag on Sunday for "behavior inappropriate of a police officer." Sabag's rank will be lowered for three months, he has received a grave reprimand and will be made to pay a fine of 10,000 NIS.
As part of the plea bargain, Sabag admitted to verbally harassing a bereaved woman who turned to him to ask for his assistance.
"The decision today and the fact that this officer has remained in service is opposed to the norms and agenda that the current police commissioner has brought with him to the job," is another common claim raised by several sources from the police.