The Israel Police has already recommended that Netanyahu be indicted in two of the corruption cases.
Benjamin Netanyahu Photo Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90
On Tuesday morning, police investigators arrived at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem to question him for the ninth time regarding the corruption cases in which he is a suspect.
At the entrance to Netanyahu’s residence, about a dozen protesters were demonstrating against corruption when the police car arrived this morning. Their demonstration delayed the investigators’ entrance, according to reports.
As reported earlier this week, the police are planning to question Netanyahu about new evidence in the Bezeq Affair, Case 1000 and Case 2000. In the two latter cases, police have recommended that Netanyahu be indicted.
Also known as Case 4000, the Bezeq Affair involves suspicions that Shaul 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 the Israeli Communications Ministry advancing policies that financially benefited him.
It appears that the Israel Police is trying to expedite the remaining loose ends in the cases that involve Netanyahu. A few weeks ago, state witness Nir Hefetz confirmed the police suspicions by testifying that Netanyahu was aware of the benefits Elovitch was receiving and that in return, he and his family were receiving positive media coverage on Walla.