Official indictment filed against Netanyahu
Israel’s attorney general has officially submitted his indictment against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, giving him 30 days to appeal for immunity.
The 77-page indictment was made public on Monday, charging the long-time Israeli leader with bribery, fraud, and breach of trust in three separate corruption cases. It marks the first time in Israeli history a sitting prime minister has been charged with a crime.
Israel’s political system is in disarray following the second inconclusive election of the year, making it unlikely Netanyahu would ask – or receive – parliamentary immunity from prosecution.
The indictment says he will stand trial in a Jerusalem district court and also names 333 witnesses who the attorney general may call upon to testify at the trial.
Netanyahu denies any wrongdoing and has rejected calls to resign.