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Netanyahu says will seek parliamentary immunity in corruption cases

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday he would seek parliamentary immunity from prosecution in the three graft cases he faces, a move that could delay criminal proceedings against him for months.

Netanyahu was indicted in November on charges of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust, which he denies.

A trial cannot get under way once an immunity request is made. amid deep political deadlock, parliament seems unlikely to decide the issue before Israel’s March 2 election, its third national ballot in less than a year.