Judge dismisses case against Amir Ohana due to his parliamentary immunity

A judge in the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court dismisses a lawsuit against former Likud minister Amir Ohana filed by an ex-aide to former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The judge in the case rejects the lawsuit filed in late 2019 by Nir Hefetz against Ohana — who was at the time the public security minister and is currently a Likud MK — for violating a gag order, because Ohana is protected by parliamentary immunity.

In November 2019, Ohana gave a speech on the Knesset floor railing against what he described as police misconduct in leaning on Hefetz to testify against Netanyahu in his ongoing corruption trial. Ohana alleged that police threatened to reveal a relationship Hefetz had with a young woman to his family if he did not cooperate with the prosecutors.

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