Netivot woman paid 'to lure rabbi'

Comptroller suspected of setting trap to embarrass "x-ray" rabbi.

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August 26, 2010 17:23
Netivot woman paid 'to lure rabbi'

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Police are investigating suspicions that a woman equipped with recording equipment was paid to attempt to lure Rabbi Yaakov Ifergan of Netivot, also known as the "x-ray,"  into carrying out immodest acts, as part of an attempt to damage his reputation.

According to suspicions, the "honey trap" was dispatched by Rabbi Shimon Alon, who is Netivot's Municipal Comptroller.

According to reports, an audio recording exists of Alon offering the woman 150,000 shekels to "hug" Ifergan. Alon allegedly wished to photograph the hug and embarrass Ifergan.


Alon's attorney, Zion Amir, has refused to comment on the investigation.

Police have refused to comment on the investigation.

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