Israeli police arrived at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence for questioning over a corruption case in West Jerusalem on Friday, as anti-corruption protesters gathered outside to call for the leader’s resignation.
One protester, Amir Herschl, stated that while Netanyahu had the right to presumed innocence “he can’t continue being the Prime Minister, making important decisions regarding the state of Israel, while he is busy with police interrogations, with each more severe than the other. Netanyahu should announce that he is unable to do his job, appoint a some else”.
Others in the crowd echoed those calls for him to step down until his name was cleared.
In the past year, Netanyahu has been questioned in two corruption probes, which he claims to be false accusations from his opponents. This case marks the third in which Netanyahu has been questioned.
The final decision on whether the Prime Minister will face charges will be made by the attorney general’s office.