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Police begin probe of alleged gas station assault of Yamina MK

Yamina MK Idit Silman chairs a Knesset Arrangements Committee meeting on November 8, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Yamina MK Idit Silman chairs a Knesset Arrangements Committee meeting on November 8, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Police have opened a probe into Yamina MK Idit Silman’s allegation that she was recently assaulted at a gas station.

Police launch the probe after receiving investigatory materials from the Knesset Guard, with whom Silman filed a complaint on Sunday after revealing the incident, which came amid a months-long Likud campaign against the government that replaced former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Some critics have questioned why Silman did not go into detail about the gas station incident and have doubted her account, with Netanyahu demanding yesterday that she provide evidence she was attacked by an opponent of the new government or apologize for the claim.

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