Itamar Ben-Gvir
Itamar Ben-GvirAvshalom Sassoni/Flash90

After the tensions surrounding the handling of the demonstrations, the next professional dispute between the Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir and the police is expected to be the handling of the holiday of Ramadan.

Israel Hayom reports that police commanders told Minister Ben-Gvir that they try to minimize activity during Ramadan to avoid confrontations.

Among the steps taken for this purpose are minimizing demolition of illegal buildings, lower traffic enforcement, and reduced public announcements.

Ben-Gvir was outraged by the comments and claimed that it was unthinkable that tickets would not be handed out in Bnei Brak in the run-up to Passover, or that during Purim drunk drivers would be able to roam freely in Jerusalem. During the discussion, Ben Gvir defined the policy as ridiculous.

Police officials said in response that the police policy in the month of Ramadan is not new and has been going on for many years. According to them, in the discussion held on the issue, there was no tension between the minister and the officers.