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Mayor Meir Rubinstein Photo: Meir Alfasi, Kikar Hashabbat
Mayor Meir Rubinstein Photo: Meir Alfasi, Kikar Hashabbat

Beitar Illit mayor suspected in 'modesty squad' affair

Meir Rubinstein was allegedly aware of 'modesty squad' activity in his city, suspected of obstructing investigation; the two suspects – Beitar Illit municipality youth councilors

Eli Senyor
Published: 02.18.13, 23:29 / Israel News

The plot thickens in the Beitar Illit "modesty squad" affair: Mayor Meir Rubinstein is under investigation for allegedly knowing of the activities of the two suspected "modesty terrorists" in Beitar Illit.


In addition, inow it appears the two were employed by the municipality as youth councilors.


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Following the arrest of the two Beitar Illit residents, both in their 30s, who allegedly terrorized female residents they deemed guilty of "unchaste behavior," the police summoned the mayor for an interrogation under warning.


ראש העיר מאיר רובינשטיין. נחקר (צילום: מאיר אלפסי, כיכר השבת)

Mayor Meir Rubinstein (Photo: Meir Alfasi, Kikar Hashabbat)


He is suspected of fraud, breach of trust and obstructing a police investigation.


According to the allegations, the mayor was aware of the two youth councilors' activities and of their violence.


In addition the investigators suspect that the mayor tried to prevent the police from obtaining information relevant to the investigation.


The mayor was released following his interrogation. The two suspects will be brought for a remand hearing Tuesday morning in the Rishon Lezion Magistrates' Court.



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