Police Raid Residence of Israeli President in Sex Harassment Probe

Police raided the official residence of Israeli President Moshe Katsav as part of a sexual harassment investigation, seizing computers and documents, officials said Tuesday.

Police, who conducted the raid on Monday night, plan to question Katsav at his residence on Wednesday, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.

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At least two women have accused Katsav of harassing them. He has denied wrongdoing.

In a statement issued after the news broke, Katsav's office said he would cooperate with the investigation.

"The president is interested in giving his full version and to prove the lies of the serious accusations," the statement said.

Israeli presidents enjoy immunity from trial on charges related to their tenure in office, but are not immune from investigation, the Justice Ministry has said.