Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday denied all the knowledge that his lawyer and trust, David Shimron, was involved in a submarine scandal known as a scandal.
Israeli police announced on Thursday that they had found enough evidence to charge Shimron for facilitating bribery. The police also recommended that David Sharan, the former Navy chief Eliezer Marom and two other former Navy officers, be charged with similar bribe calculations by Netanyahu's former bureau, The dive boat, also known as Case 3000.
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In his comments before meeting in Paris, Netanyahu first discussed this issue after police recommendations. "For two years I seem to be going up and down in a submarine. At the beginning they said," he knew ", now they are saying," he did not know. As you know, there are no arguments against me, "Netanyahu said, as he asked if he knew David Shimron was involved, the Prime Minister replied," You know I did not know. "
Netanyahu also talked about the recent payment of wages to Hamas officials funded by Qatar as part of the recent Israeli agreement. "I do what I can to coordinate with the southern communities to restore peace and prevent the humanitarian crisis," Netanyahu said and added, "Right now this is the right step."
The Prime Minister also mentioned the efforts to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, with whom his office has failed to try to hold a meeting between the two leaders. According to Russian reports, Putin refused to meet Netanyahu in the upcoming forum in Paris. Netanyahu said the conference organizers had asked them not to respond, adding "I respect the requests of the hosts and their request was not to set up unilateral meetings".
The so-called diving license applies to a purchase price of approximately $ 2 billion, which includes submarines and other naval ships from German shipbuilders ThyssenKrupp.
Former representative of the Israeli ThyssenKrupp submarine manufacturer, Michael Ganor, has translated state evidence. Ganor had served the Navy with Brig. Gen. (res.) Avriel Bar-Yosef, whose police also recommended charging.
The police said the evidence was not enough to charge Netanyahu's other lawyer Isaac Molho.