'Ya'alon's testimony nothing but gossip and rumors'

Senior law enforcement official says testimony of former Defense Minister amounted to nothing despite promises of bombshell.

Arutz Sheva Staff, | updated: 08:28

Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon
Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon
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A few weeks ago, former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon dropped a political bombshell when he claimed he had information about Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's involvement in the submarine affair.

Ya'alon added that "there was money here," and threatened "if indictments are not filed, I will have something to say on a public issue and I will state this publicly. After all, this is a billion-dollar deal that I did not ask for as defense minister or the chief of staff and not the commander of the navy. "

However, after Ya'alon was called to the police following the incident and gave detailed testimony, it turns out that the former defense minister has no real information on the subject.

Channel 2 reported that a senior law enforcement official who testified on the testimony claimed that "the testimony of former Defense Minister Ya'alon to the police on Netanyahu's case is a collection of gossip and rumors that the enforcement agency has nothing to do with."

The senior official added: "One does not go to court with feelings and conjectures - as of now, there is nothing that Ya'alon has provided beyond that."

The senior officials are joining the implicit statements made yesterday by attorney Liat Ben-Ari of the Tel Aviv District Prosecutor's Office at a legal event in Jerusalem.

"Anyone who has something to say - he will go to the police, there is not always a cover for what tweets on Twitter," Ben-Ari said, hinting at remarks made recently by former defense ministers Ya'alon and Barak.

Ya'alon's office responded, "If the investigators and attorney's office invested a tiny fraction of what they invest in tendentious media briefs, silencing people, and embarrassing attempts to avoid their real responsibility to uncover the truth - indictments would have already been filed, and they would have found the time to interrogate Netanyahu about the submarine deal."

"The corruption in this case is severe no matter how you look at it, and its destructive to the State of Israel.

"In his testimony, Ya'alon told the police everything he knew. Like every other citizen, Ya'alon expects that the truth will come to light. He will not back down until you are exposed!"