December 12, 2022 2:00 p.m.
Israel’s attorney general is likely to oppose a bill that would give the incoming national security minister unprecedented power over the police, it has been reported.
Ghali Bahrav-Miara has reportedly said that he is against Ben-Gvir’s attempt to subdue the police chief as a minister. The senior legal official has also stated that she would disapprove of her involvement in the police investigation, arguing that such investigations should be free from political interference and law enforcement should remain independent.
In Israel the police commissioner sets policy in consultation with security ministers, but the new bill proposes to give the power to set policy to the minister of national security, relegating the police commissioner to the role of administrator.
according to him canal 12Ben-Gvir was “deeply disappointed” by Bahrav-Miara’s intention not to defend the bill in case it was challenged before the High Court. His intention to decline the project “raises important questions about his professional standing,” he said. “It is difficult to understand how an attorney general is only rushing to prepare a position on a bill that was introduced on Thursday.”
Party leader Otzma Yehudit accused the jurist of “collaborating only with the left”. He claimed that it was the same attorney general who allowed Omer Barlev to make “political decisions” at the Ministry of Public Security.
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