Case 4000: Netanyahu couple likely to be questioned again upon return from US

It appears that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, will be questioned again by police regarding Case 4000 when they return from the United States. They were questioned on Friday for the first time regarding this graft investigation.
Benjamin Netanyahu and Sara Netanyahu Photo Credit: Flash90

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, will likely be summoned for additional questioning regarding Case 4000 when they return from the United States, Israel’s Hadashot news reported late Saturday night. Meanwhile, the two main suspects in the affair—Shaul Elovitch and Nir Hefetz—were released to house arrest.

Netanyahu and his wife were questioned separately by police investigators on Friday morning for five hours. Netanyahu was questioned at his residence in Jerusalem while his wife was questioned at the Lahav 433 offices near Tel Aviv.

Case 4000, also known as the Bezeq Case, is the latest scandal in which Netanyahu’s name has come up. It involves suspicions that Elovitch, the controlling shareholder of Bezeq, directed the Walla! news site, which he owns, to cover Netanyahu and his family in a positive light in exchange for Netanyahu helping him financially by advancing policies that benefited him.

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