Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu questioned again by police over graft

Jan 6, 2017
Israeli authorities have questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over graft allegations.
Israeli authorities have questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over graft allegations for the second time.

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was interrogated for the second time on Thursday, Jan 5 by the police over corruption accusations.

According to the police, the questioning session at the PM’s Jerusalem house went on for around five hours.

Netanyahu is facing interrogation for allegedly accepting “improper gifts” worth thousands of dollars from businessmen.

Police is trying to find out whether the gifts were given with the expectation of any “quid pro quo”.

The local police added that Thursday’s interrogation of the PM also included a separate matter, but refused to provide details, even Netanyahu’s office declined to comment, the BBC reported.

The Israeli leader is also facing allegations over a deal to purchase submarines from a German company, ThyssenKrupp, which has a relationship with his personal counsel, David Shimon.

Netanyahu has continually and strongly denied any wrongdoing.

Before his first questioning on Monday, the prime minister had claimed that accusations against him are “baseless”.

He also warned the media and political rivals that they should “hold off partying”, adding: “Nothing will happen, because there is nothing.” – International Business Times

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