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Ex-Netanyahu aide: I left my job when I felt former PM was not fit to serve

Nir Hefetz at the District Court in Jerusalem on December 6, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Nir Hefetz at the District Court in Jerusalem on December 6, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

A senior ex-aide to Benjamin Netanyahu says he left his position because he feared the former prime minister was not fit to serve.

In his testimony in court during Netanyahu’s ongoing corruption, trial, Nir Hefetz alleges that there was a top-secret security incident during his tenure that endangered thousands and has never been revealed.

“I told my interrogators, ‘it’s incredible that until today it still hasn’t been revealed,'” Hefetz says in court. ‘I left my job with Netanyahu in September 2017 because I believed that he was no longer fit to make security decisions for the State of Israel because of the situation surrounding him. I still believe that today.”

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