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Media: preparing a law granting legal immunity to the head of the government

According to Maariv, Deputy of the Knesset from the «Likud», the head of the parliamentary Commission for internal Affairs David Amsalem January 2, intends to file a bill banning criminal investigations against the Prime Minister when it is «not serious enough» suspicion. Minor offences, in particular, is receiving illegal gifts or violation of the public trust.

The author of the bill notes that in recent years there have been several cases when the subjects of a criminal investigation, the violations committed politician before assuming the position of head of government. David Amsalem believes that we cannot allow a situation in which the country is run by the investigating authorities.

However, the MP proposes not to provide immunity to the head of the government when we are talking about a serious suspicion, such as when you suspect to crime, security or sexual crimes and violations related to drugs and violence.

The website Ynet said that the bill, even if it is supported by deputies, would not apply to the current head of the government of Benjamin Netanyahu.

However, the website «Mako», announced on 1 January that
between the police and the office of the Prime Minister agreed date when Benjamin Netanyahu will be invited to speak with investigators under a subscription about responsibility for perjury. According to this publication, meeting with investigators will take place on 2 January. The examination will be held not in the police and in the family home of Netanyahu.

Media: preparing a law granting legal immunity to the head of the government 02.01.2017

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