Israeli police investigators plan to question Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, again this week regarding Case 4000. Monday’s questioning will be the first time the Netanyahu family has been questioned since Nir Hefetz turned state’s witness.
Netanyahu family in 2013 Photo Credit: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO
On Friday, it was announced that the Israel Police wants to question Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, on Monday in the Bezeq Case. If the questioning takes place, it will be the first time that the couple has been questioned since Netanyahu’s former adviser Nir Hefetz turned state’s witness in the high-profile corruption case.
According to Hadashot news, the couple’s son Yair will also be questioned. Although Hefetz has not yet finished his testimony, the police want to confront Netanyahu and his wife with the claims Hefetz has already raised in his testimony. Hefetz is the third Netanyahu confidant to become a witness for the state in cases involving the prime minister, joining former Communications Ministry director-general Shlomo Filber and former chief of staff Ari Harrow.
The prime minister and his wife were last questioned earlier this month in the Bezeq probe, known also as Case 4000, which involves suspicions that Netanyahu advanced legislation benefiting Bezeq owner Shaul Elovitch in exchange for flattering coverage from his Walla news site.