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Police question Netanyahu in telecom corruption case for third time

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

AP/PTI  |  Jerusalem 

Netanyahu speaking at the event. Photo: Twitter
(File photo) Netanyahu speaking at the event. Photo: Twitter

are questioning Prime Minister as part of an investigation into a corruption case involving the country's telecom giant.

Police were seen arriving at Netanyahu's residence on Tuesday. Two Netanyahu confidants have been arrested on suspicion of promoting regulation worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the Bezeq telecom company. In return, Bezeq's subsidiary news site, Walla, allegedly provided positive Netanyahu coverage. The confidants have turned state witnesses.

It is the third time that Netanyahu, who held the government's communications portfolio until last year, is being 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.

First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 14:59 IST
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