Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trial on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust has begun Sunday at the Jerusalem District Court. It is the first time in the country’s history that a sitting prime minister is facing a criminal trial.
The indictments have been read for the three separate cases the enemy’s prime minister has been charged in.
Israel Police reinforced their presence in advance of Sunday’s session, partly in anticipation of protests in front of the courthouse. Two main protests are planned: a motorcade to Jerusalem by the pro-democracy Black Flag group, whose members will then demonstrate in front of the courthouse alongside a group of pro-Netanyahu demonstrators.
The judges will announce the next steps in the trial in the coming days.
Defense Minister Benny Gantz said that the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is innocent until proven guilty, just like every citizen, adding that he is “sure that the justice system will hold a just trial for him. I reiterate that my colleagues and I have complete confidence in the justice system and law enforcement. At this time, perhaps more than ever, we must act as a state and society for unity and reconciliation, for the State of Israel and for all Israeli citizens.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told the panel of judges he has read and understands the three indictments against him.
Speaking to the press before entering the Jerusalem District Court, Netanyahu told reporters the investigations against him “were tainted from day one,” and called the three indictments against him “ludicrous.”
Source: Israeli media