Amit Hadad, an attorney for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his corruption trial, is also seeking to represent victims of the Meron disaster in a potential lawsuit against authorities, according to multiple Hebrew media reports.
Questions have arisen regarding potential conflicts of interest, as Netanyahu’s conduct will also likely be examined as part of a probe into the disaster.
The Israel Bar Association says it will look into the matter if a complaint is made.
Hadad has not commented explicitly on the reports, telling Channel 12: “It’s unfortunate that some are cynically trying to connect the terrible tragedy and the prime minister’s representation. This is unfounded.”