Submarines affair: Police question former senior figure in Netanyahu’s office

The police corruption investigation focuses on Israel’s purchase of German-made naval vessels.

September 3, 2017 10:00
Submarines affair: Police question former senior figure in Netanyahu’s office

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens to an advisor at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem August 6, 2017.. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Israel Police questioned on Sunday six suspects - among them one former senior figure in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office - in the investigation that was dubbed Case 3000, or the "submarines affair."

All six are former high-ranking military officers.

Police conducted searches in the suspects’ homes and offices in order to find documents that could be relevant to the investigation. It is still unknown whether the police will ask to extend their detention.

Police stated that the six were questioned over finance-related and moral offenses.

Reports stated that this round of police questioning came in light of revelations made in Miki Ganor’s testimony.

Ganor was the Israeli representative of German shipbuilder ThyssenKrupp and became a state’s witness in the "submarines affair," a police corruption investigation into Israel’s purchase of German-made naval vessels.

Ganor’s testimony focuses on deals he conducted with the Defense Ministry, but its details is under a gag order. It was reported that a senior police figure said that Ganor “provides great material” for the investigation.

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