Police Chief to attend Knesset meeting next week, address criticism

Roni Alsheikh, the head of the Israel Police, will be attending a Knesset meeting on Sunday amid severe criticism over his claim on TV that private investigators have tailed police investigators linked to the probe into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Israel's Police Chief Roni Alsheikh is expected to attend a Knesset Internal Affairs Committee meeting on Sunday to explain his recent claim on a television show that private investigators have tailed police investigators linked to the probe into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Alsheikh will also be addressing a private lawyer's demand to launch a criminal probe against him for allegedly leaking confidential information concerning an ongoing investigation.

In an interview on the investigative television show Uvda aired last week, Alsheikh revealed to the host, veteran journalist Ilana Dayan, that Netanyahu had been summoned to give testimony as part of the investigation into the German submarine deal.

The meeting was originally scheduled for Wednesday morning and Alsheikh had confirmed his participation. However, after the police published its recommendations to charge Netanyahu with bribery, fraud and breach of trust, the meeting was rescheduled due to the "sensitive timing."



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