Ex-employee of Israeli PM wins abuse case

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An Israeli court has ruled in favor of a former member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's housekeeping staff who had complained he was mistreated by Netanyahu's wife, Sara.

A Jerusalem labor court awarded Meni Naftali NIS 170,000 (about $42,000) in damages and court costs on Wednesday.

Naftali has claimed he was subjected to abusive language and insults by Sara Netanyahu.

In one instance, Naftali alleged she had called him at 3 a.m. to complain that he had bought milk in a plastic storage bag instead of a carton. In another case, he says she threw a vase of day-old flowers on the floor, scolding him that they were not fresh enough.

Netanyahu's office had no immediate comment. It has rejected past allegations of abuse.