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Israeli police recommend indictment of Netanyahu

Israeli police recommend indictment of Netanyahu
From Al Jazeera - February 13, 2018

Israeli police have recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust after months of investigationinto two corruption cases.

The recommendations on Tuesday will now go to the attorney general, who will decide whether to prosecute him or not.

Netanyahu appeared defiant in a live television address later on Tuesday, saying he intends to stay in power and thatthe police recommendationswould "end with nothing".

"All I did was for the benefit of the state of Israel," Netanyahu said, as reported by The Jerusalem Post.

"This is what I did up until now and what I will continue to do."

Two cases

The prime minister has been investigated in relation to two corruption cases.

In the first investigation, known Case 1000, Netanyahu is suspected of accepting gifts from wealthy businessmen in exchange for political favours, Israeli media reported.

"There is sufficient evidence against the [prime minister] on suspicions for the offence of accepting bribes, fraud and breach of trust," Israeli police said in a statement.

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