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Netanyahu Requests Immunity From Prosecution in Three Criminal Cases



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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that he has decided to officially request immunity from prosecution in the three criminal cases in which he has been charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust.
“I intend to ask the Knesset speaker to let me implement my right, my duty and my mission to continue serving you for the future of Israel,” Netanyahu said at press conference in Jerusalem. “There are people, who unlike me, did commit grave crimes and they have life-long immunity. They are just on the right side of the media and the left wing,” he added.
The prime minister noted in his address that “by law, immunity is temporary. It is cancelled as soon as the Knesset that gave it is dissolved. By law, there is no possibility to avoid trial.”
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