Former IDF officer Gal Hirsch won't be next police chief, Erdan says

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan announced on Wednesday that he is withdrawing the appointment of former IDF officer Gal Hirsch as the next police commissioner.
In a post on his Facebook page, Erdan said that while he consider Hirsch a worthy candidate, the process of legally vetting his suitability for the job - in light of possible conflicts of interests stemming from his previous responsibilities as the head of an arms trading company - was too lengthy.
"Out of a sense of responsibility to the Israel Police, I have notified Gal Hirsch that I will be looking elsewhere to appoint the next commissioner," Erdan wrote.
Subscribe for our daily newsletter
Subscribe for our daily newsletter

By subscribing I accept the terms of use and privacy policy