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Elazar Stern shredded sexual assault complaints, defends incoming Shin Bet chief ‘R’

CM 10/10/2021


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Intelligence Minister Elazar Stern said on Sunday, that as head of the IDF Manpower’s Directorate, he used to shred anonymous sexual harassment complaints submitted against military personnel.
Stern, of Yesh Atid, backed the formal approval of ‘R’ last week as the new Shin Bet head, saying people who have something to say about others should “do so openly.”
“We cannot offer support to the culture of anonymous accusations,” Stern said. “Not at the expense of encouraging the complaint.”

An anonymous letter, published on Wednesday, accused ‘R,’ who was approved by the government’s vetting committee on Friday, of two unspecified incidents of misconduct.
The head of women’s organization Na’amat, Hagit Pe’er, said: “This is an embarrassment and a disgrace, that a publicly appointed government minister chooses to propagate this message to the Israeli public. [Stern] should remember that the law requires that sexual assault complaints be thorougly investigated, even when they are anonymous. 

MK Elazar Stern (credit: COURTESY/OFFICE OF MK ELAZAR STERN)MK Elazar Stern (credit: COURTESY/OFFICE OF MK ELAZAR STERN)

But Stern said: “In my role as the head of the IDF’s Manpower Directorate, I shredded anonymous sexual harassment complaints. I congratulated ‘R’ on his appointment, Israel can be confident in him,” Stern added.
Stern also addressed the deterioration in relations between Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid. 
“The public knows and acknowledges that Yair Lapid has given up the most for this government to exist. He wouldn’t attempt to topple his own government,” the Intelligence Minister said.

Source: Jerusalem Post

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