Former defense brass demand commission of inquiry into submarine affair

As part of lawsuit filed by anti-corruption group, affidavits urge Netanyahu be investigated in scandal over bribery in the procurement of German naval vessels

A number of former senior top IDF officers and Defense Ministry officials recently submitted affidavits to the High Court of Justice demanding a reexamination of the prime minister’s role in the state’s purchase of naval vessels from Germany, in a deal that became the center of a major graft scandal.

According to the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, which published excerpts over the weekend, 15 statements were made by former senior brass as part of a lawsuit filed in June by the Movement for Quality Government in Israel organization, which is calling for a renewed investigation into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s role in the affair, as well as a possible commission of inquiry.

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