Ben-Eliezer’s son said to be shunning funeral for fear of prosecution

The son of former defense minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer will not attend his father’s funeral for fear of being detained by police for his role in an ongoing graft case, according to a Channel 2 report.

Ophir Ben-Eliezer, who lives abroad, is considered to be a person of interest in the bribe-taking case, which embroiled the former Labor leader in the years before his death at age 80 Sunday.

Police say they will not stop Ben-Eliezer from attending the Tuesday funeral in Holon, but are likely to keep him from trying to leave the country and will seek to question him when the seven-day shiva mourning period ends, according to the report.

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