Public security minister Gilad Erdan said on Tuesday that the police should not forgive when it comes to police violence and that violent police should not remain in the organization.
"I found out repeatedly that the police that acted illegally continue to serve the organization in a different position," he said. "It is necessary to establish a clear norm on the matter: zero forgiveness for the unnecessary violence of the police. This also happens through the manifestations of racism. A violent police that can not show moderation should not remain in the ranks of the police force."
Erdan's comments referred to the death of Solomon Teka, an Ethiopian Israeli soldier shot by an out-of-service police in the Haifa neighborhood of Kiryat Haim last week, and to subsequent Israeli Israeli demonstrations. The minister was speaking at a ceremony that marked the installation of a new commander for the northern district of the police.
"Together with the police commissioner, I found dozens of Israeli Israelis who talked about the meetings with the police. They did not invent the stories and did not coordinate them, "Erdan said. "Racism is a problem for the entire Israeli society, and here, as a ministry and police, we have to lead. I have announced that, together with the Commissioner, we will soon form a special unit in charge of fighting against racism. "
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Speaking to the ceremony, Acting Police Commissioner Moti Cohen said that Israeli Ethiopians exploited the will of the police to let them demonstrate. "A part of the community has resorted to serious violations against civilians and the police, with serious disturbances of peace. Dozens have already been arrested and we will bring them to justice. "
With regard to the investigation of the internal police about the shooting of Solomon Teka in Haifa, Cohen said: "The police of Israel are often forced to act under extreme circumstances and deal with complex situations, taking a fast and taking judgment important decisions. We must remember that all citizens and all police officers are considered innocent until the contrary is demonstrated, even in this unfortunate and tragic incident. The Israeli police belong to the entire Israeli society. We will do everything possible to To establish closer ties with the Ethiopian community and much more to do in this regard. "