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Likud minister won’t rule out backing bill to halt Netanyahu’s graft trial

Public Security Minister Amir Ohana holds a press conference in Jerusalem, on July 15, 2020. (FLASH90)
Public Security Minister Amir Ohana holds a press conference in Jerusalem, on July 15, 2020. (FLASH90)

A Likud party ally of Prime Minister Netanyahu says he won’t rule out supporting far-right candidate Itamar Ben Gvir’s proposal to halt the premier’s graft trial after the elections.

“If this comes up, we’ll deliberate it,” Public Security Minister Amir Ohana tells Channel 13 news.

Ben Gvir, who heads the extremist Otzma Yehudit party, has said he’ll condition joining a coalition on the passage of a law stopping Netanyahu’s trial. Netanyahu, who denies wrongdoing in the three cases he has been indicted in, has dismissed Ben Gvir’s demand and said he won’t seek legislation granting him immunity.

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