The israeli police recommended on Sunday to accuse israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu for fraud and bribery, a decision that you should take the attorney general's office. Netanyahu is suspected of having done favors government to the telecommunications group Bezeq, which would mean millions of dollars, in exchange for coverage favorable in Walla, a web of information about the group. To the wife of the prime minister, Sara Netanyahu, the researchers recommend that the charge of "obstruction" to justice.
According to a statement from the Police, there is sufficient evidence to prosecute for "bribery, fraud and breach of trust," the head of the Government and the majority shareholder of the group, Bezeq, Shaul Elovitch. This is the third case in which the police presented charges after years of investigations.
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Between 2012 and 2017, the prime minister and his environment "involved in the content published for the web of information Walla and tried to influence the appointment of people", explained the police. Its objective was to publish "articles and photos flattering and delete critical content against the prime minister and his family", indicates Lidyabet the communiqué, which summarizes the findings of the research.
The prime minister rejected those conclusions. "I am sure that in this case, the competent authorities, after having examined the question, you will come to the same conclusion: that there was nothing there because there is nothing," wrote Netanyahu in a statement.
During the weekly meeting this Sunday, Government ministers from the Likud (right) party, the party of Netanyahu, expressed his support for the head of government. "Thank you, but you have to take this matter more seriously than I take", he replied. From the opposition, the leader of the labourists, Avi Gabbay, called for the resignation of Netanyahu.
In February, the police recommended that incriminate the prime minister in two other cases. In the first, it is suspected that Netanyahu and some members of his family allegedly received up to one million séqueles (285.000 us dollars), as well as cigars, champagne, and jewelry by very rich people in exchange for favors, financial or personal.
In the second case, the researchers believe that the prime minister tried to close an agreement with the owner of the daily Yediot Aharonot, one of the most important of Israel, in order to obtain a coverage more favourably on their management.