Israeli Police to Question Prime Minister on Graft Suspicions

Israeli Police to Question Prime Minister on Graft Suspicions

MIDDLE EAST 04:34 02.01.2017

The Israeli police are expected to question Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over graft suspicions in the next three days, local media reported Monday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Channel 2, the questioning might take place on Monday at Netanyahu’s residence, while no time limit has been set yet.

The prime minister, and his family members are suspected of receiving expensive gifts and other benefits, like financing trips, from businessmen, both Israeli and foreign.

The police has been investigating the case for almost nine months, with some 50 people have been questioned on the issue.

Last week, local media reported that Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit approved a full criminal investigation against Netanyahu. The Israeli prime minister has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

On Friday, Netanyahu said the accusations were “baseless,” adding that the investigation would “come to nothing.”