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‘Menny Naftali took boxes full of food to in-laws’

A resident of Afula files a complaint with police claiming that Menny Naftali, former caretaker of the Prime Minister’s Residence, transferred cartons full of food items to his relatives on a weekly basis between 2011 and 2012.

Menny Naftali, the former Prime Minister's Residence manager, seen during a press conference in Tel Aviv, February 17, 2015. (Photo credit: Flash90)
Menny Naftali, the former Prime Minister’s Residence manager, seen during a press conference in Tel Aviv, February 17, 2015. (Photo credit: Flash90)

The complainant, Avi Gabay, lived in the past few years close to the home of Naftali’s in-laws. He says Naftali would come every week and bring between five and seven boxes full of groceries.

“I used to stand at the window of my house and see Mr. Naftali as well as the boxes he was carrying, sometimes to his father in law, sometimes to his mother in law. Some of the boxes were open and so I could see from above what was inside them,” the complainant said.

Gabay does not claim to know where the boxes came from, but his complaint at Afula police was filed on allegations of theft.

A representative of Naftali says “it is bizarre that just after the latest development Mr. Gabay decided to suddenly recall events that took place three or four years ago. His statement is false, there is no evidence of any criminal offense. If he had evidence that Menny Nafatali stole the goods, why not say so in his statement to police?”

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