Submarine Affair: Israeli PM’s special envoy detained for questioning

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s special political envoy Yitzhak Molcho is the latest suspect that was detained for questioning as part of the Submarine Affair. Attorney Molcho denied any involvement in the deals.
Shimron and Molcho Photo credit: Flash 90/ Channel 2 News

This morning (Tuesday), it was allowed for publication that the latest suspect who was detained for questioning as part of the Submarine Affair is attorney Yitzhak Molcho, closely associated to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Only last week, Molcho resigned as Netanyahu’s special political envoy. Since then, he has been questioned twice with his partner David Shimron, who has already been questioned in the past. During his investigation, Molcho claimed that he was never involved in any deal related to the affair.  “Everything I have done over the years was only for the sake of the country,” Molcho stated. “I have no connection to the deals in question.”

Molcho and Netanyahu Photo credit: Moshe Milner/ Flash 90/ Channel 2 News

Molcho is being investigated for three main things, the first of which is the sale of upgraded submarines to Egypt. The second is the purchase of gas from a Palestinian-owned field next to Gaza through the Israel Electric Corporation, for which it is being examined whether he had any business interest in the matter. The third matter deals with a mission carried out on behalf of Netanyahu on the issue of gas arbitration with Egypt, to which he left without any government representative.



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