A woman accuses Benny Gantz, one of the leading candidates in the upcoming Israeli regime elections, of sexual harassment.
Former Israeli Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, one of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s main rivals in the parliamentary elections to be held next April, was accused Wednesday by a woman of sexual harassment, an event that would have taken place some 40 years ago, according to Israeli Channel 13.
The woman, identified as Navarone Jacobs, posted on her Facebook account that was sexually harassed by Gantz when she was 14 years old and was studying at a school in the center of the occupied Palestinian territories. At the time, Jacobs was a freshman and Gantz a senior.
Gantz denied the woman’s claims and considered them a “complete lie” and accused Likud, Netanyahu’s party, of being behind them. However, the training said that “is not linked to the publication on Benny Gantz in social networks.
“Political incitement has reached a new low. We will take legal action,” said the White and Blue Gantz party around the accusations.
Gantz is not the first Israeli official to be targeted for sexual harassment. In recent years, a number of high-ranking Israeli officials have been involved in various such and corruption scandals.
In this sense, at the end of 2015, the then interior minister and deputy prime minister of the regime, Silvan Shalom, resigned from both positions just one day after at least seven women denounced him for sexual harassment.
In fact, in the military and political institutions of the Tel Aviv regime there are many cases of sexual harassment and corruption, and not even the Israeli premier himself, who is being investigated for multiple bribery crimes that could possibly disqualify him from remaining in power, is spared.