Israeli police Interrogate PM Benjamin Netanyahu over corruption allegation


Israeli police on Friday interrogated the country’s Prime Minister, Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu over a bribery allegation involving the nation’s largest telecommunications company Bezeq.  
According to Israeli Radio, this is not the only corruption case, as there are two others which Netanyahu is being probed on, which may go a long way in determining the incumbent’s political future.
Nevertheless, the four-term prime minister has denied any wrongdoing in all the cases.
The latest investigation, dubbed ‘Case 4000’, suggests that the owners of Bezeq Israel Telecom provided favourable coverage of Netanyahu and his wife on a news website they controlled in return for favours from communications regulators.
In another case, regarded as ‘Case 1000’, the PM is said to have received gifts worth over about $300,000, from a wealthy businessman, also in exchange for favours.
So far, partners in Netanyahu’s governing coalition have stood by him, saying they were awaiting the attorney-general’s next moves. Political analysts say that could change if the investigations against Netanyahu intensify.


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