Police question Netanyahu in telecom case for third time

Police have recommended indicting Netanyahu on corruption charges in two other cases.

12 June 2018 | 11:39

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 12 June 2018 | 11:39

This photo shows an Israeli police officer moving protesters as police interrogators arrive to the Prime Minister’s residence in Jerusalem, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo)

JERUSALEM: Israeli police are questioning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of an investigation into a corruption case involving the country’s telecom giant.

Police were seen arriving at Netanyahu’s residence on Tuesday.

Two Netanyahu confidants have been arrested on suspicion of promoting regulation worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the Bezeq telecom company. In return, Bezeq’s subsidiary news site, Walla, allegedly provided positive Netanyahu coverage. The confidants have turned state witnesses.

It’s the third time that Netanyahu, who held the government’s communications portfolio until last year, is being questioned over the affair. Police declined to comment.

Police have recommended indicting Netanyahu on corruption charges in two other cases.

Netanyahu has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, dismissing the accusations as a media witch hunt.



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