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Israeli PM Netanyahu indicted for bribery, fraud

Israeli PM Netanyahu indicted for bribery, fraud

The Israeli attorney general’s office has informed that it intends to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in three corruption cases.

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit who revealed that much in a statement said he intends to charge Netanyahu who would be given a chance to defend himself before charges are filed in a hearing which will likely be after the April 9 election.

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Reports say the long-awaited announcement marks the first time a sitting Israeli prime minister has been put on official notice of planned prosecution.

However, a confident Netanyahu responded in a televised address on Thursday saying the corruption charges against him will collapse “like a house of cards”.

He also added that he intends to continue as prime minister of Israel “for many more years”.

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