Monday 23 April 2018

Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu denies wrongdoing after police questioning

Police questioned Benjamin Netanyahu over suspicions that he improperly accepted gifts from wealthy supporters (AP)
Police questioned Benjamin Netanyahu over suspicions that he improperly accepted gifts from wealthy supporters (AP)

Israel's prime minister has denied wrongdoing a day after he was questioned by police for more than three hours over corruption allegations.

Benjamin Netanyahu wrote on Twitter that "there won't be anything because there is nothing", and attacked "years of daily persecution against me and my family".

Police investigators grilled Mr Netanyahu on Monday evening at his official residence over suspicions that he improperly accepted gifts from wealthy supporters.

Israel's Channel 2 TV has said he accepted "favours" from businessmen in Israel and abroad and that he is the central suspect in a second investigation that involves family members.

The premier has portrayed the investigation as a witch hunt by a hostile media.

Press Association

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