Suspicion of voting fraud in the municipal elections: The police are investigating whether haredim from Beit Shemesh used IDs of Israelis staying abroad to vote in the local elections.
Eight Beit Shemesh residents were arrested Tuesday under suspicion of involvement in the act.
Police received intelligence information regarding intent to use fake IDs or intent to forge election results, prompting police to raid two apartments in Beit Shemesh, seizing 200 IDs.
The certificates belong to Israelis who are currently staying abroad and cannot vote in the municipal elections.
A search in both apartments produced not only the IDs, but also notes containing locations of ballot polls in Beit Shemesh.
Municipal elections are held across Israel on Tuesday.