Police Superintendent Avi Ohyaon made a highly-inappropriate attempt at a joke when he saw an Ethiopian-Israeli officer. “She’s so tanned,” he told the Police Chief.

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A ceremony launching a new police unit that will tackle crime on beaches was marred by a tasteless remark made by a police commander about an Ethiopian-Israeli female officer.

As Police Chief Roni Alsheikh was shaking hands with the female officer, Superintendent Avi Ohayon, the commander of the new unit, told him, “Look how tanned she is!”

Alsheikh ignored the remark, as did Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan who was accompanying him.