Police say sexual allegation letter on Sa'ar forged

ByJPOST.COM STAFF
February 26, 2013 20:03

Letter, now revealed to be a "forgery," accused the education minister of having affair with employee, relations with minor.

Gideon Saar at the Presidents residence, January 31, 2013.

Gideon Saar at the Presidents residence 370. (photo credit:Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)

Police on Tuesday said the letter complaining of Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar's sexual misconduct is a forgery.

Speaking at a Tel Aviv District Police conference on Tuesday, Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino said the document was forged.



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"The examination showed that the 'Sa'ar document' was definitely forged," Danino said.

The Justice Ministry had ordered that Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein instruct police to begin a preliminary investigation of a letter sent to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Likud activists signed by M.C., an Education Ministry employee.


The letter claims that M.C. had a romantic relationship with Sa'ar, in which he took advantage of his position as minister. The M.C. who still works with Sa'ar says she did not write the letter, but has not answered inquiries as to why she did not complain to the police about the alleged forgery.

While current Likud MKs had avoided commenting on the issue until the circumstances surrounding the allegations become clearer, former MK Carmel Shama-Hacohen expressed certainty that the letter is part of "a very systematic campaign that includes YouTube clips and articles pulled out of the archive by this or that reporter who badmouthed him."

Lahav Harkov contributed to this report.
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