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Claims against the gas agreements: the judges of the high court of appeals invited Netanyahu to testify

The judges of the High court of justice began on Wednesday, February 3rd, the discussion of the five lawsuits against the agreement between the state and gas consortia filed a «Motion for clean power,» conservation body «Adam, Teva ve-DIN», academic center of law and business, Chairman of the Meretz Zahava Gal-on and the block «the Zionist camp».

To speed up the process of adjudication, the judges invited the state to agree to a provisional decree suspending the acceptance of the agreement. State representatives agreed, but asked the judges to allow to testify the Prime Minister and the economy Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

The judges of the high court of appeals invited Netanyahu to submit to the court his statement, and then perform them at the beginning of the next hearing. The court also demanded to provide him with classified information under the agreement to examine the validity of the process of approval.

After the meeting the court were transferred to the secret data of the IDF, defense Ministry, national security Council and the Department of energy.

Speaking in court, the energy Minister Yuval Steinitz stressed that the frequent visit to Israel, Prime Minister of Greece and intensified the attempts of the Turkish authorities to restore the relationship are not a coincidence. «However secret and confidential information on relations with countries with which Israel has no relations, I am ready to provide only to the court,» the Minister said.




Claims against the gas agreements: the judges of the high court of appeals invited Netanyahu to testify 03.02.2016

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