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Report: Netanyahu, wife to be questioned Monday in Bezeq graft probe

Police are seeking another round of questioning of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara on Monday in the Bezeq graft probe, for the first time since a former adviser turned state’s witness in the high-profile corruption case, Hadashot TV news reports.

The Netanyahus’ eldest son Yair may also be questioned then, according to the report.

The prime minister and his wife were last questioned earlier this month in the Bezeq probe, known as Case 4000, which involves suspicions Netanyahu advanced legislation benefiting Bezeq owner Shaul Elovitch in exchange for flattering coverage from his Walla news site.

Days later, Nir Hefetz, a former media adviser to the Netanyahu family, turned state’s witness in the investigation. He became the third Netanyahu confidant to do so in cases involving the premier, joining former Communications Ministry director-general Shlomo Filber and former chief of staff Ari Harrow.

They were set to be questioned this week but the interrogation was reportedly pushed off due to the prime minister being unwell.

— Raoul Wootliff

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