The press service of the Israel police has published an official refutation of the information, according to which former Advisor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s media relations NIR Hefetz, who became a state witness in the cases against the Prime Minister, also gave evidence against four senior members of Likud, including two Ministers.
«For obvious reasons, Israeli police usually does not react disseminated in the media or social media misinformation. However, in this case, given its public importance, we decided to notify the public that at the moment the police has not received from the Chafetz such or similar information», — said in a statement.
Police stress that the publication of any information about the investigation could prejudice the investigation progresses and is a violation of an injunction on the publication of information about the testimony state’s witnesses.
The first information on indications Nira Chafetz against the leaders of the Likud published a portal Ynet. The publication did not name names of those against whom the evidence Hefetz, but it is specified that we are talking about the projects handled by the Ministry of health and the Ministry of environmental protection (in some years, it is unclear from the message). Official confirmation regarding this publication were reported. Source Ynet did not mention.
March 5, NIR Hefetz signed an agreement with the government, receiving in exchange for «immunity» the status of a state witness. Negotiations with the investigation on behalf of the Chafetz was led by attorney Ilan Sofer.
NIR Hefetz was released from custody on March 5. Another suspect in the «case of 4000» owner of a controlling stake in the company «Bezeq» Shaul Elovich 4 March was released from custody and placed under house arrest for 10 days.
The journalist of the channel «Ten» (14th button) Aviad Glickman claimed that NIR Hefetz, the former environment Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is willing to provide law enforcement the evidence against his wife Sarah Netanyahu.
Previously, the status of Gassville in the context of the investigation against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has already received the former Director General of the Ministry of communications Shlomo Filber and former head of the Prime Minister’s office Ari Haro.
Surrounded by Benjamin Netanyahu reacted to the message that Hefetz signed an agreement with the government: «When there is a crime, you don’t need even one gosswiller. When there is no crime, it will not help and thousands of Gassville. The endless pursuit of hospitatily is the best proof that it never will be.»
Recall that in the «case of 4000» Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is suspected of receiving bribes from businessman Shaul of Ilovica in the form of a positive posting on the website Walla about Netanyahu and his wife in exchange for the promotion of the interests of the company «Bezeq».
Investigation «Affairs of Bezeq» moved into the open in June 2017 according to the results of covert investigations conducted by the investigative Department of the Department for control over securities market. The investigation tested the suspected criminal offenses, including violations of the reporting, fraudulently obtaining benefits, fraud corporate trust and interference with the investigation. In the present case, conducted several investigations into suspicious behavior of representatives of management companies «Bezeq», YES and «Halal Tikshoret», as well as government employees, by occupation responsible for the contacts with the state company «Bezeq».
It was assumed that the NIR Hefetz will also testify against Benjamin Netanyahu in the «case of gifts» (case of 1000).