Israeli ex-police chiefs group challenges Gal Hirsch appointment

A group of 40 ex-police commissioners and former senior officers met in Tel Aviv Wednesday night to protest the Public Security minister’s choice of former IDF division commander Brig. Gen. (res.) Gal Hirsch as the incoming police commissioner. They decided to demand a hearing before the Turkel Committee, which approves high civil service appointments, and the prime minister to present their case that the army general has no knowledge of police work and is therefore not qualified for the job.

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