(photo credit: Associated Press)
The widow of a senior Northern District police officer who died in December’s
Carmel fire disaster filed a police complaint against a rabbi in Hadera on
Sunday alleging incitement.
Na’ava Boker, widow of Asst.-Cmdr. Lior
Boker, who was the head of operations for the Northern District, said Rabbi
Rafael Buvlil of Hadera had claimed that Lior Boker died as divine punishment,
due to an investigation he led that found that yeshiva students set fire to a
synagogue in order to blame Hadera’s secular residents.
Channel 2 News
reported that Buvlil and Boker had clashed over the rabbi’s demand that roads
around the synagogue be sealed off to traffic on Shabbat – a demand that was
rejected by Boker, who was head of the Hadera police station at the
In her complaint, Na’ava Boker cited a letter allegedly distributed
by the rabbi to his followers in which he wrote that Boker had died due to “his
blood libel” – a reference to the findings of the synagogue fire investigation.