Jerusalem, 4 April, 2022 (TPS) — Member of Knesset (MK) Abir Kara, a member of the Coalition and of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s Yemina party, was questioned by the police on Monday after he was caught voting twice in the Knesset in July, a criminal act according to Israeli law.
The plenum was voting on the extension of grants for the COVID-19 related unemployed when Kara voted at his seat, and then for MK Idit Silman, a member of his party.
Kara immediately announced to the plenum that he had voted twice and subsequently claimed it was a mistake.
However, the opposition said it was a deliberate attempt to illegally influence the vote’s outcome and demanded that the police launch an investigation into the incident.
About two months ago, then Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit decided to launch a criminal investigation into the incident and the police’s Lahav 433 fraud unit questioned him on Monday.
A similar incident in which former MKs Yechiel Hazan and Michael Gorolovski voted twice ended with a criminal probe. Both were indicted for fraud and breach of trust.