Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar on Wednesday responded for the first time to a letter sent to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu accusing him of sexual misconduct, that was discovered to be fake on Tuesday.
"It's hard to describe the damage that has been done to me. I hope that there will come a time when human dignity will return to be a protected value," Sa'ar said at a conference in Eilat.
A day earlier, police confirmed that the document was forged. "The examination showed that the 'Sa'ar document' was definitely forged," Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino said at a Tel Aviv District Police conference.
"I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart many people here int he audience, as well as many people in the general public who encourage and supported me in the recent days that were not easy for me, and for my loved ones and other people who were affected," he added.