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The Times of Israel is liveblogging Monday’s events as they unfold.

A former senior official in the Tel Aviv Municipality is arrested over suspected child sex abuse committed several years ago, according to the police.

In a statement, police say officers have seized computers and other equipment in his office and will ask for the Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s Court to extend his remand.

The investigation began when allegations surfaced against the former official, who hasn’t been publicly named. The allegations said he had abused a Tel Aviv resident when the latter was underage, and again several years later when he was an adult.

The suspect’s lawyer is denying the allegations.

A Palestinian in his 30s from the West Bank city of Tulkarem is arrested at the entrance to Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center after threatening to commit suicide, police say in a statement.

Security guards, suspecting the man could be planning a suicide bombing, detain him while he tries to escape. They call in a sapper who confirms he doesn’t have an explosive device.

The man, who is staying in Israel illegally, is taken........

© The Times of Israel

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