The Police’s Fraud unit raided a number of haredi (ultra-Orthodox) religious institutions which are suspected of falsely enrolling students in order to obtain millions of shekels in grants from the state. The institutions in question are located in Jerusalem and Beitar Illit, a haredi enclave in the West Bank.

Police investigators arrested five people and seized documents, computers, and expensive cars belonging to the heads of the yeshivas. Additional arrests are expected.

Investigators accused the religious institutions of swindling the state for millions of shekels by enrolling fictitious students.

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