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Police chief says he has ‘no problem’ with any ministerial candidate, including Ben Gvir

Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai (L) and MK Itamar Ben Gvir (R). (Flash90)
Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai (L) and MK Itamar Ben Gvir (R). (Flash90)

Israel Police chief Kobi Shabtai says that he has no concerns with the possibility that Itamar Ben Gvir will be chosen as the next public security minister.

“They will choose who they choose, we’re in a democratic nation,” Shabtai tells Channel 12 news when asked about potential conflicts with Ben Gvir, who has publicly demanded the position. “I’ll go along with anything. I have no problem with anyone.”

Speculation has run rampant that if Ben Gvir gets the ministerial job overseeing the police, he will clash with or seek to oust Shabtai, who reportedly blamed the far-right MK for fanning the flames of Arab-Jewish violence during riots last year.

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