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AG closes probe into Ben Gvir for pulling pistol on Arab security guards

Screen capture from video of MK Itamar Ben Gvir, with a pistol in his right hand, during an altercation with Arab security guards at the Expo Tel Aviv conference center, December 21, 2021. (Twitter)
Screen capture from video of MK Itamar Ben Gvir, with a pistol in his right hand, during an altercation with Arab security guards at the Expo Tel Aviv conference center, December 21, 2021. (Twitter)

Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara announces she has closed a criminal case into far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir for pulling out a pistol during an altercation with Arab security guards at a Tel Aviv parking lot.

In a response to petitions against Ben Gvir’s appointment as a minister due to his past convictions, Baharav-Miara says she is closing the case because “the investigative material does not establish a reasonable chance” of convicting the ultranationalist politician for threatening the security guards.

While closing the probe, Baharav-Miara also says Ben Gvir “did not act as expected of any citizen, definitely not an elected official.”

The incident occurred in December 2021, when Ben Gvir was an opposition lawmaker.

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