Police investigate Regional Cooperation Minister for assault

January 3, 2017 21:38

Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi is being investigated on suspicion of assault and issuing threats. The investigation, conducted by the Lahav 433 police unit and was approved by Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit. However, a police source declined to offer further details. According to a Channel 2 report, Hanegbi is alleged to have threatened a pair of tenants in his mother's apartment building after they stopped paying the rent. The complainants claimed that Hanegbi broke their window after they locked the door and refused to open it. In a response to the allegations Hanegbi called the complaints "frivolous".

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