Netanyahu to be questioned by police for 4th time

The investigation into Netanyahu’s alleged corruption continues as he faces a fourth round of questioning by police.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, simultaneously facing three ongoing corruption cases, is expected to be questioned by police on Monday for the fourth time.

The upcoming session is expected to focus on a probe known as Case 1000, which involves the alleged receiving of expensive gifts from rich supporters, particularly from Israeli-born movie mogul Arnon Milchan, possibly in return for favors.

He may also be questioned about Case 2000, which involves a pact between Netanyahu and Yedioth Aharonoth publisher Noni Mozes. The prime minister allegedly proposed to use his power to weaken Yedioth’s main rival, Israel Hayom, through the passage of a law curbing the latter’s distribution in return for more positive coverage of the Netanyahu government in Yedioth.

Netanyahu was last questioned by police at the end of January. This round is not expected to be the last.

Police Commissioner Roni Alsheikh said that the investigation of the prime minister is in its final stages. “Let us work. We will carry through with our duty and we will update the public when we have come to conclusions,” he stated on Monday.

Netanyahu has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, claiming that the allegations are a witch hunt by a ‘hostile media’ against him and his family.

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By: Aryeh Savir, World Israel News