Israel's attorney general announces indictment against Netanyahu in corruption cases

Reuters , Thursday 21 Nov 2019

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a meeting at the Knessetin Jerusalem on November 20, 2019. (Photo: AFP)

Israel's attorney general indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges on Thursday, raising more uncertainty over who will ultimately lead a country mired in political chaos after two inconclusive elections this year.

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced the decision in a statement. The charges included bribery, breach of trust and fraud.

Netanyahu, who has denied wrongdoing in three corruption cases, is under no legal obligation to resign after being charged.

He is due to make a statement at 2030 GMT.

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