Report: PM’s attorney seeks to represent Meron victims, raising questions

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.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s attorney Amit Hadad arrives at the Justice Ministry in Jerusalem for the hearing on the corruption cases in which Netanyahu is a suspect, on October 3, 2019 (Yossi Zamir/Flash90)

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.”

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