8 arrested for suspicion of using IDs of Israelis staying abroad

Police raid two Beit Shemesh apartments after receiving information that fake IDs were used to vote in municipal elections; 200 fake IDs seized, 8 people arrested

Suspicion of voting fraud in the municipal elections: The police are investigating whether haredim from Beit Shemesh used IDs of Israelis staying abroad to vote in the local elections.


Eight Beit Shemesh residents were arrested Tuesday under suspicion of involvement in the act.


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Police received intelligence information regarding intent to use fake IDs or intent to forge election results, prompting police to raid two apartments in Beit Shemesh, seizing 200 IDs.


The seized IDs (Photo: Jerusalem Distrcit Police)  (Photo: Jerusalem District Police)
The seized IDs (Photo: Jerusalem Distrcit Police)


The certificates belong to Israelis who are currently staying abroad and cannot vote in the municipal elections.


A search in both apartments produced not only the IDs, but also notes containing locations of ballot polls in Beit Shemesh.


Municipal elections were held across Israel on Tuesday.



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פרסום ראשון: 10.22.13, 21:17
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