Sunday 22 July 2018

Israeli police question Netanyahu for second time in telecom case

Israel Netanyahu
Israel Netanyahu
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

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 Monday.

Media reports said Netanyahu's wife, Sara, and son Yair were also being questioned at another location.

Two Netanyahu confidants have been arrested on suspicion of promoting regulation worth hundreds of millions of pounds to the Bezeq telecom company.

In return, Bezeq's news site, Walla, allegedly provided positive Netanyahu coverage.

It is the second time that Netanyahu, who held the communications portfolio until last year, has been 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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