Submarine Affair: Israeli PM’s close associate offered state witness agreement

Today, it was revealed that the Israel Police offered the prime minister’s close associate and attorney David Shimron the option of signing a state witness agreement as part of the Submarine Affair.
Shimron offered state witness agreement Photo credit: Tomer Neuberg/ Flash 90/ Reuters/ Channel 2 News

Today (Sunday), it was revealed that the Israel Police offered the prime minister’s close associate and attorney David Shimron the option of signing a state witness agreement. According to the report, Shimron declined the offer.

The police and State Attorney’s office most likely believe that the attorney has the ability to incriminate senior-level officials. However, officials involved in the investigation note that even now, there is no direct or indirect evidence to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s involvement in the affair.

Netanyahu's special envoy Photo credit: Michal Fattal/ Flash 90/ Channel 2 News

Last week, former Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ehud Barak testified in the investigation. “This investigation is very important,” Barak tweeted. “I hope the police discover the truth as quickly as possible, as difficult as it may be.”

Several weeks ago, Netanyahu’s special political envoy and attorney Yitzhak Molcho was questioned four times with his partner Shimron. Molcho was suspected of fraud and breach of trust.



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