Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial resumed on Monday in Jerusalem, breaking a more than two-month hiatus caused by the Israel-Hamas conflict.
The Jerusalem District Court focused on the examination of a police investigator during the hearing, specifically in connection with "Case 4,000." In this case, Netanyahu is accused of advocating for regulatory advantages for Bezeq, Israel's largest telecom company, in exchange for favorable coverage from a news website owned by the same company.
The trial initially commenced in early 2020, and the most recent hearing for this case occurred on September 20. The court then went into recess for the Jewish holidays and did not reconvene due to the ongoing conflict, as reported by Xinhua news agency.
Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's longest-serving prime minister, faces charges of accepting bribes, fraud, and breach of trust in three distinct cases. Despite the allegations, Netanyahu consistently denies any wrongdoing.
(With Agency Inputs)