The Mayor of Nazareth Illit, Shimon Gafaso, and two of his senior aides were
released to ten days' house arrest on Sunday following their arrest on bribery
Gafaso is suspected by police of receiving hundreds of
thousands of shekels in bribes. Police suspect the funds were transferred from
bribes givers to the mayor via his two assistants.
All three suspects
have denied the suspicions against them.