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Netanyahu (L) and Alsheikh
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Police to convene Sunday regarding Netanyahu investigation
In light PM being occupied with security situation in north, police to convene to discuss whether to defer publication of findings in Netanyahu investigations; There is seemingly enough evidence to indict in case 1000 concerning bribes for favors.

Police officials will convene Sunday to discuss the matter of issuing and publicizing recommendations in the bribery investigation against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and whether or not they should be delayed.

 

 

Following the escalation in the north and in light of the fact that there is still no consensus on what the police will recommend indicting the PM for, Police Commissioner Roni Alsheikh will hold a discussion on the timing of their publication. 

 

Alsheikh (R) and PM Netanyahu (Photo: Ohad Zwigenberg, Alex Kolomoisky)
Alsheikh (R) and PM Netanyahu (Photo: Ohad Zwigenberg, Alex Kolomoisky)

 

There are elements among the police brass that believe that at this point in time, when the prime minister is occupied with security tensions in the north, it is not right to publicize the police findings and release recommendations.

 

A final decision has not yet been reached, partially because Alsheikh observes Shabbat (refrains from doing work and using the phone on the sabbeth) and was not available to discuss the issue. The police also want to avoid the image of hounding Netanyahu and since the recommendations were already delayed multiple times, they prefer to wait a little more.

 

Alsheikh met with his organization's senior brass Wednesday evening to discuss providing recommendations on indictment in cases pending against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with seeming consensus forming on recommending charging Netanyahu on the illicit gifts affair, as sufficient evidence exists to indict him for receiving bribes.

 

Several hours later, Netanyahu launched an unprecedented attack on Alsheikh, after the police chief accused "powerful" elements of trying to collect information about police officers involved in the investigations against the prime minister.

 

In recent days, Netanyahu and his aides have considered petitioning the court to prevent the publication of the police recommendations until the police chief's accusations are looked into.

 


First published: 02.10.18, 23:21
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