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Police Raid Residence of Israel's President, Seize Documents, Computers

Police in Jerusalem have raided the official residence of Israel's president in connection to accusations by at least one former employee that he sexually harassed her.

A police spokesman said officers seized computers and documents from the residence of President Moshe Katzav and they plan to question him on Wednesday.

Mr. Katzav has denied any wrongdoing.

This is the first time an Israeli president has been investigated for sexual harassment.

Mr. Katzav is a member of the right wing Likud party and was a government minister in the past.

Another high level official, Justice Minister Haim Ramon, has been accused of sexual harassment. He has resigned his post and says he will fight the allegations.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP .