Eshel questioned for nine more hours

Investigations into allegations that Nathan Eshel, the Prime Minister’s Office chief of staff, harassed a female staffer continue.

February 8, 2012 23:47
Nathan Eshel

Nathan Eshel 311. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)


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The Civil Service Commission continued its investigation on Wednesday into allegations that Nathan Eshel, the Prime Minister’s Office chief of staff, harassed a female staffer.

The Civil Service Commission questioned Eshel for nine hours on Tuesday, Channel 2 reported.

Because the investigation is ongoing, no details would be disclosed at this time, a Civil Service spokesman said on Wednesday.

The spokesman also denied that quotes in the Hebrew press attributed to “senior officials involved in the investigation” regarding the investigation proceedings had originated from commission staff.

“The commission is not responsible for tendentious reports distributed by interested parties,” the spokesman added.

Eshel is suspected of harassing and intruding on the privacy of the staffer. According to reports in the Hebrew press, the allegations were brought to the attention of the attorney-general by cabinet secretary Tzvi Hauser, communications director Yoaz Hendel and Maj.-Gen.

Yohanan Locker, the military secretary to the prime minister.

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