The Israeli Police’s National Fraud Unit (NFU) has begun deposing those involved with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s foreign travel, reported English-language Israeli news website Ynetnews.
The unit is looking for grounds for a criminal investigation into Netanyahu’s travels abroad during his stints as finance minister.
An Israeli television channel commented on Sunday for the first time on the NFU's probe and said that in recent weeks several people who have worked beside the prime minister in the previous decade were deposed, reported Ynetnews.
According to report, the probe into the affair has been termed “bibi tours.” The Justice Ministry commented on the probe saying:
“As was stated and published before, a probe is underway on matters related to the PM's travels while he was a Knesset member. Beyond that, we have nothing to detail.”
According to the television channel, dozens of Netanyahu's travels were paid for by private Jewish businessmen who wished to become his associates.