Benjamin Netanyahu says he has won party primary ahead of Israel election
The scandal-tainted premier had faced a challenge to lead the Likud Party into the third election in less than a year.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared victory in his primary election battle for leadership of the Likud party.
He made the declaration in a tweet just over an hour after polls closed.
Official results were expected later on Friday.
A victory would mean that Mr Netanyahu will lead Likud during March elections, Israel’s unprecedented third election in less than a year.