A woman who posts nude photos of herself on Instagram and other social media sites has been exposed as a blackmailer, authorities said Tuesday.
A post by The Jerusalem Times reported that Kobi Tumari, 34, was arrested after her husband, a retired IDF colonel, sent her a text message on April 16 offering $10,000 to delete her nude photos.
Tumari was arrested by Israeli police in the West Bank town of Kiryat Arba in the southern West Bank, according to the report.
She was charged with extortion, cyberstalking and blackmail.
In addition to posting nude photos, Tumarei also posts messages on Facebook that appear to be a plea to her husband to remove her photos from the social media site.
Tumsari is a regular on the social networking site, with more than 500,000 followers, and is known as a frequent tweeter for the blog.
She also posts regularly on the blog about politics, health, fashion and beauty.
According to the Israeli police, Tumsari, who works as a journalist, used to post nude photos on her Facebook page but deleted them after a court order.
The court ordered her to delete the posts because the photos showed her in a compromising position, the police said.
Tummarei is not the first Israeli blogger to be arrested for posting nude images on social media.
In October, Israel’s attorney general filed a complaint against blogger Miki Nitzan, whose website was targeted by a cyberattack, for violating a court injunction against her and posting nude photographs.
In the past two months, Israeli police have arrested a number of bloggers who posted nude photos online.
In July, Israeli journalist Oren Etzioni was sentenced to five years in prison for posting images of himself online in violation of the court order banning his blog.
A number of other bloggers were also arrested in recent weeks, including journalist Uri El-Erian, who posted photos of himself naked on social networks, and journalist Avi Nir.