On the background of Israel Police’s recommendation to file criminal indictments against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and charge him fraud, breach of trust, accepting bribes and more, MK Moshe Gafne, chairman of the Knesset Finance Committee is calling or Alshich to step down. Gafne made his remarks on Wednesday afternoon 29 Shevat.
It was during a Knesset session that Gafne came out against Alshich, citing the police chief must remain “the most secretive”, one that gets things done without talking too much and one that has the public convinced does not have his own agenda. Gafne added in his opinion, it is time for him to call it quits and step down as head of the nation’s police force after speaking with media and appearing on the Uvda news magazine program.
Gafne questions why no one bothered to check where the people probing the prime minister came from, meaning to say there is someone with an agenda. Gafne stressed the police department is fine, but its chief, Alshich, has to go.
Earlier, Gafne told the media “The prime minister has the presumption of innocence and the recommendations of police do not increase or decrease in terms of the law, especially in light of recent events in the police, and for as long as no other decision is reached among the competent authorities in this matter, the prime minister is allowed to continue in his position. This is the law. It is my hope that he will be found cleared and innocent of all charges.”
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)