Report: Police Do Not Yet Have Enough Evidence To Question Netanyahu Under Caution

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the press at the scene of a shooting outside Max Brenner restaurant in Sarona Market on June 8, 2016 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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The Jerusalem Post reports: Police do not yet have enough evidence to question Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu under caution regarding the latest allegations against him, Channel 10 news reported Monday night.

Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit late Sunday night confirmed that he had ordered an initial probe of Netanyahu as part of a wider unspecified probe.

Based on a Channel 10 report, reports over the last week and non-denials from officials, it appears that the crux of the issue is whether lieutenants and former lieutenants of Netanyahu who are also under investigation can be turned into state’s witnesses against him, like Shula Zaken turned against her former boss, prime minister Ehud Olmert.

If one of them turns, the entire dynamic of the probe may change.

But without a state’s witness there may not be enough of a breakthrough to continue past an initial review to criminally questioning the prime minister.

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