Report: Netanyahu on his way to a criminal investigation

Mandelblit's office refused to affirm, deny or address the report.

December 28, 2016 21:05
Avichai Mandelblit

Avichai Mandelblit and Netanyahu. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit has decided to open a full criminal investigation against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to a Channel 10 report Wednesday night. The report lacked details about the nature of the investigation.

Mandelblit’s office declined to comment.

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For months there have been suggestive media reports about impending decisions regarding Netanyahu’s fate, with some attributing the reports to attempts by the police to force Mandelblit’s hand.

Channel 10’s report said that the issue involves two different affairs, the main details of which still have not come out in the media. It added that dates for Netanyahu to be questioned would be set in the coming days.

To date there have been a number of accusations regarding certain scandals allegedly involving Netanyahu and some of his current or former aides and connections with wealthy individuals, but nothing has moved so far from a preliminary review to a full criminal investigation.

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