JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who faces three investigations over alleged corruption, was questioned again by police over a case involving Israel’s largest telecoms firm on Tuesday.
The authorities allege Netanyahu awarded regulatory favours to Bezeq Telecom Israel in return for favourable coverage of him and his wife on a news website owned by the company. Netanyahu, Bezeq and its owner have all denied wrongdoing.
Netanyahu has been questioned over the case before and police have yet to make a recommendation about charges.
In a brief statement that gave no details about the investigation, a police spokesman said Netanyahu was questioned for several hours at the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem by the police anti-corruption unit.
A spokesman for Netanyahu said “nothing new was presented to the prime minister today”.
Published in Dawn, July 11th, 2018