'The media is on a witch hunt, and slandering Sara Netanyahu'

Sport and Culture Minister Regev expresses support for PM Netanyahu's wife, whom she believes is innocent.

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Binyamin and Sara Netanyahu
Binyamin and Sara Netanyahu

Sport and Culture Minister Miri Regev (Likud) on Friday morning responded to the expected indictment against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's wife Sara.

"I would like to support the Prime Minister's wife, who has taken so, so, so much criticism over the years," Regev wrote on Facebook.

According to Regev, Sara Netanyahu is the victim of an unjust witch hunt by Israeli media.

"Sara is a sensitive and honest woman, committed to her family and her work," Regev wrote. "She works to help lone soldiers, victims of terror, sick children, and others. It pains me to see how she is being persecuted and slandered. This kind of thing was never done to other prime ministers' wives."

"I believe we will soon discover that she is innocent, and her actions impeccable."

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit is expected to indict Sara Netanyahu on Friday. On Thursday night, the Netanyahu family released a statement in which they blamed the steep increase in meal expenses at the Prime Minister's Residence on former house manager Manny Naftali.

Sara Netanyahu underwent a private polygraph test, and was found last week to be speaking the truth on every count.

Police questioned Netanyahu in December of 2015, and in late May recommended she be charged with fraudulent acquisition, fraud, and breach of public trust.