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A 41-year-old woman was accused of harassing Israel's ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan, falsely claiming that she was his biological daughter. The woman, a resident of Moshav Yanuv near Netanya, known to the authorities as having a psychiatric background, was accused of entering Erdan's details and identifying herself as his daughter in order to order various business services online; On one occasion she wrote to him, "Hi Dad, I would like to enter your law firm as your partner and continue the Ashdod office for the next generation." Another time she wrote: "Dad buy this huge house in Canada, eight bedrooms, 12 baths, two huge swimming pools, one inside, one outside and a hot tub."
The indictment filed by the Central District Prosecution Unit describes how the defendant, who is only 12 years younger than Ardan, contacted Erdan dozens of times through his private email address and phone and asked him for many requests, embarrassed him in front of colleagues and complained about his functioning as "her parent." In some of the calls, she accused him of kidnapping and holding her as his captive. During her interrogation by the police, the defendant continued to insist that Erdan adopted her at a young age. An indictment was filed against the defendant for harassment by means of a telecommunications device, a request for remand until the end of the legal proceedings and a request for a psychiatric opinion.
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The prosecutor on behalf of the police, Inspector Lior Bar Ami, wrote in the request for remand until the end of the proceedings that there are reasonable grounds for concern that the respondent will endanger public safety. "This concern can be learned from the nature of the alleged offenses; from the obsessiveness that characterizes them; the harsh and accusatory text of the mail messages sent by the respondent to the complainant – including accusations of kidnapping her and holding her hostage; as well as the length of time the offences were committed and the respondent's reluctance to let go of the complainant's family," he explained.
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