Israel Police will 'side with law' in constitutional crisis, says police chief


August 25, 2023

(JNS) — In the event of a constitutional crisis, the Israel Police will be on the side of “law and justice,” Police Commissioner Yaakov Shabtai said on Wednesday.

Speaking during an induction ceremony for the new Lod police chief, Shabtai said, “I would like to make it clear in a way that is not ambiguous—the police have only one compass and that is the law and justice; as long as I am in command of it the law will decide and we will act only according to it.”

Israel’s National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir, who spoke immediately after Shabtai, said that should a crisis b...

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