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Israeli PM denies wrongdoing in graft affairs

IANS  |  Jerusalem 

Israeli Prime Minister denied on Thursday any wrongdoing in two corruption affairs in which he is a suspect.

Earlier, Police Spokeswoman Luba Samri confirmed that Netanyahu was questioned for the fifth time for four hours by the police 433 Lahav anti-corruption unit in the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem, Xinhua reported.

Samri declined to reveal details of the investigation.

After the questioning, Netanyahu said in a post on his Facebook that "there will be nothing because there was nothing".

Netanyahu has repeated the sentence for many times, accusing the media of "hunting" him.

The Prime Minister was suspected of receiving luxury gifts from Israeli-U.S. Hollywood tycoon Arnon Milchan and being involved in secret deals to receive favorable coverage in Yediot Aharonot, one of Israel's largest daily newspapers.

The recent questioning comes about a month after Netanyahu's former aide Ari Harow had signed an agreement to become a state witness.



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First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 03:26 IST