Netanyahu to be interrogated today - for fifth time

Israel Police Special Unit interrogates PM Netanyahu over cases involving alleged deal with newspaper publisher, accepting gifts.

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Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday will be interrogated for the fifth time by Israel Police's Lahav 433 investigators.

The interrogation is expected to discuss what are known as Cases 1000 and 2000. Previous interrogations have discussed these issues as well.

In Case 1000, Netanyahu and his wife are suspected of allegedly receiving illegal gifts from billionaire supporters, including hundreds of thousands of shekels worth of cigars and champagne.

Case 2000 deals with the suspicion that Netanyahu made a deal with Yediot Aharonot publisher Arnon “Noni” Mozes. The deal would allegedy have seen Netanyahu advance legislation to close down the Sheldon Adelson-owned Israel Hayom, in return for more favorable coverage from Yediot Aharonot.

Case 3000, the submarine affair, is not expected to be discussed, since Netanyahu is not considered to be a suspect in the case.

Both lawyers close to Netanyahu, Yitzhak Molcho and David Shimron, were interrogated several times this week. In addition, Shimron and an unnamed senior figure were detained earlier this week by investigators of the police's Lahav 433 unit in the context of investigations of Case 3000.








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