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Ex-Israel police chief on Netanyahu investigations: ‘the evidence will speak’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu [Abdülhamid Hoşbaş/Anadolu Agency]
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu [Abdülhamid Hoşbaş/Anadolu Agency]

Former Israel Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich said yesterday that he strongly believes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be indicted on corruption charges, reported Haaretz.

Alsheich – who ended his term in December – told an Institute for National Security Studies conference that “the attorney general will act in accordance with the professional standards to which he is obligated”, adding: “I have no doubt that at the end, the evidence will speak.”

Asked whether the police’s credibility depends on convicting Netanyahu, Alsheich replied: “In a way, yes. If it turns out that the facts uncovered by the police are not true, it will be a police failure. As long as the discussion is about legal interpretation, it will remain an issue for the court.”

The former police boss also rejected claims Netanyahu was being set up.

“Heaven forbid. These types of cases are accompanied by the prosecutor’s office, the attorney general and the state prosecutor know every detail. In this kind of process there are no surprises. The independence of the police in this case is limited.”

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