ISRAEL - It has not been a good week for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Less than a week after the U.N., backed by the U.S., condemned Israel from building settlements on Palestinian territories, Israel’s Attorney General has ordered a criminal investigation into the Prime Minister.
According to a TV channel in the country, Netanyahu would be summoned to give evidence following a nine month police inquiry into two unspecified matters.
Police have reportedly been investigating allegations of bribery and fraud against Netanyahu, The Times of Israel reported.
The accusations, believed to relate to alleged donations, have been dismissed by a spokesperson for the Israeli leader as "nonsense".
Netanyahu has also been accused of wrongdoing in the purchase of submarines from Germany, where media have reported a potential conflict of interest involving his lawyer. The Prime Minister has denied the allegations.
Police declined to confirm or deny the Channel 10 report.
“When the time comes we will update authoritatively the status of the investigation,” the special investigations unit said in a statement.