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Israeli police question Netanyahu on telecom corruption allegations

Police have recommended indicting Netanyahu on corruption charges in two cases. [Getty]

Date of publication: 10 July, 2018

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Police were seen arriving at Netanyahu's residence on Tuesday and he is expected to be questioned about a corruption case involving the country's telecom giant.

Israeli police are once again questioning Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as part of their investigations into a string of corruption allegations.

Police were seen arriving at Netanyahu's residence on Tuesday and he is expected to be questioned about a corruption case involving the country's telecom giant.

Two Netanyahu confidants have been arrested on suspicion of promoting regulation worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the Bezeq telecom company.

In return, Bezeq's subsidiary news site, Walla, allegedly provided positive Netanyahu coverage. The confidants have turned state witnesses.

Netanyahu held the government's communications portfolio until last year. Police declined to comment, but are said to have recommended indicting Netanyahu on corruption charges in two other cases.

Netanyahu has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, dismissing the accusations as a media witch hunt.

In February, up to 2,000 demonstrators marched to demand the prime minister's resignation. Signs reading "crooks go home" and "crime minister" were seen at the event. The crowd also erupted in chants of "Liar! Liar!". 

Three polls published earlier this year showed that between 45 to 50 percent say Netanyahu should resign or temporarily step aside, with 40 to 43 percent saying he should stay on.

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