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Orders come from Israel’s AG to open criminal investigation against Netanyahu

Thursday, 29 December 2016

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JERUSALEM: Israel’s attorney-general has ordered police to open a criminal investigation in two unspecified matters involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

A Justice Ministry spokeswoman said in a statement that checks in the matter “are still ongoing and this is neither confirmation or denial of what has been alleged”.

“The attorney-general, the police and prosecutors are working in close cooperation and a public announcement will be made in due course about the investigation,” she said.

There was no immediate response from Netanyahu’s office.

Netanyahu has in the past denied wrongdoing in the purchase of submarines from Germany, a potential conflict of interest involving his lawyer.

Attorney-General Avihai Mandelblit had authorised police to question Netanyahu under caution, and that a date for the interrogation would be set in the coming days.

It said the more serious of the two cases that Mandelblit had been examining had not yet leaked out to the public.

Source by: Internet

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