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Report: Police Seeking to Question Netanyahu in Bezeq Probe Before End of Month

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 21: (ISRAEL OUT) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on during a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and Defence Minister Ehud Barak (not pictured), on November 21, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel. An official ceasfire started at 9pm local time between Israel and the Palestinian …
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The Times of Israel reports: Israel Police have asked the attorney general for permission to question Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his wife Sara, and possibly also their son Yair before the Passover holiday, which begins on March 30, in connection with the Bezeq corruption probe.

The expectation is that the Netanyahus will be confronted with initial testimony from Nir Hefetz, their former media adviser, who has turned state’s witness, Hadashot News reported Wednesday, although it is not clear whether Hefetz himself will be in the room.

Hefetz, released from house arrest on Tuesday, is providing testimony on a daily basis at the headquarters of the Lahav 433 anti-corruption unit in Lod in central Israel — testimony that is expected to continue for up to two weeks, the report said.

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