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REPORT: Benjamin Netanyahu Questioned in Criminal Investigation

It is being reported that Israeli police have questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his home this evening over allegations that he received illegal gifts from business executives.

According to the New York Times, Netanyahu is being investigated in two separate cases, and he has denied any wrongdoing.

Mr. Netanyahu was questioned “under caution,” the police said in a statement, implying that there were grounds to suspect that Mr. Netanyahu might have committed a criminal offense. “No further details can be given at this stage,” the police statement added.

Mr. Netanyahu, who has been subject to police inquiries and investigations in the past that ended without charges, has vehemently denied any impropriety. “This will all come to nothing, because there is nothing,” he has said repeatedly of the latest accusations.

Reporting on the story, CNN noted that Netanyahu is “officially a suspect in a criminal investigation.” It was also noted that the prime minister was questioned for three hours.

Netanyahu is serving his fourth term in office, and his third consecutive one. During his first term in the 1990s, he was also investigated in a criminal case.

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