MK Nissim Vaturi (Likud) responded in a conversation with Israel National News to comments made by former Israel Police Commissioner Roni Alsheikh, who said that "no one could have guessed that Prime Minister Netanyahu would not resign [after the indictment against him] and choose to fight from within the system."
"We've understood for years that this is the story, but now the cat is out of the bag," Vaturi said, adding, "What did he basically say? That they expected Netanyahu to resign. They expected to eliminate Netanyahu [politically]."
He called for a probe into the matter, saying, "There will be a commission of inquiry, we will not give up on this thing. There is no way that a judicial system decides to eliminate a certain person and change the government in Israel. We are lucky that Netanyahu was strong enough to continue all the way."
"The only breach of trust here is on the part of Alsheikh, [former Attorney General Avichai] Mandelblit and the entire system that attacked Netanyahu. They came and decided to eliminate the Prime Minister because it doesn't suit them, this is a judicial system that came to carry out a governmental coup in Israel," stated Vaturi.
On the question of whether there is now a chance, following the recent developments, that Netanyahu will agree to a plea bargain, he said, "Netanyahu will not go to a plea deal, I don't think that is on the table at all."