Sunday, June 11, the magistrate’s court in tel Aviv ruled that the journalist of the newspaper «Yediot Ahronot» Yigal Sarna will pay the family of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compensation in the amount of 100 thousand shekels.
Recall that Benjamin and Sara Netanyahu filed a lawsuit against Yigal Sarna for defamation and demanded compensation in the amount of 279 thousand shekels.
We are talking about a lawsuit filed in connection with the publication by Yigal Sarnau post on the social network Facebook. The post was published on 20 March 2016.
The journalist wrote that in the middle of the night on highway No. 1 stopped a government convoy, including four armored vehicles and accompanied by a large security. According to him, from one of the cars of a woman screaming, and then the car left the elderly man with whom the woman did not want to go to one machine. Yigal Sarna didn’t name names, but he noted that the incident makes «a man a laughing stock in the eyes of his guards, and the whole country.»
In the lawsuit, prepared by attorney Yossi Cohen, on behalf of the couple Netanyahu, said that the story Sarny is not a word of truth, and the post was named blatant, vile lies.
Initially, the lawyer Avigdor Feldman, representing Sarno, claimed that the story set out by his client is true. At the last meeting he changed his line of defence, claiming that the text published Sarney, was a travesty.
From the environment, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave: «Finally justice has been done». Yigal Sarna said he intends to appeal the decision of the magistrates court.