Netanyahu questioned by investigators over illicit gifts allegations

Netanyahu questioned by investigators over illicit gifts allegations

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel Police Major Crimes Unit investigators arrived at the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem Monday evening to question Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for three hours over allegations that he received illicit benefits from two businessmen.

The investigation is headed by Major Crimes Unit Commander Maj. Gen. Koresh Barnur.

"Police investigators questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu under caution Monday on suspicion of receiving alleged illicit benefits," an official police statement said. "We cannot release further details at this time."

Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit also commented on the police investigation Monday.

"The review comprised several cases, reviewed successively as a single unit," he said. "This review included numerous operations, including deposing dozens of witnesses, some overseas, some of whom were deposed several times, and the seizure of relevant documents.”

Prior to his questioning by police, Netanyahu said Monday, "We are fully aware of media reports, and we see and hear the festive atmosphere in the [Israeli political] opposition. I would advise them to hold off on the festivities. I've said it once and I'll say it again: Nothing will come of this because there is nothing to find."

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