Israel: Netanyahu trial resumes, PM not in courtroom

Haaretz says witness confirms being threatened

06 April, 11:56

    (ANSAmed) - TEL AVIV, 06 APR - The trial of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu resumed Tuesday for the second consecutive day at the district court of Jerusalem.

    Netanyahu is charged with corruption, fraud and abuse of power.

    Netanyahu was present in the courtroom on Monday but not Tuesday because his presence was not deemed necessary.

    Meanwhile on Tuesday, Netanyahu is waiting to see whether Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has decided to entrust him with the task of forming a new government.

    The three justices of the court will hear on Tuesday, for the second day, the deposition by Ilan Yeshuà, former CEO of the news website Walla.

    On Monday, Yeshuà confirmed that Netanyahu's entourage systematically gave him directions in terms of how to report the news.

    According to Israeli daily Haaretz, Yeshua meanwhile reported that he had received a threatening message on Monday from unknown people.

    The judges decided that the trial will continue on a schedule of three hearings per week. (ANSAmed).

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