Image: Benjamin Netanyahu has been indicted on corruption charges
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been indicted on corruption charges, the country’s attorney general has announced.
The charges include bribery, fraud and breach of trust, raising further uncertainty over the political future of a country heading towards an unprecedented third election in less than a year.
Mr Netanyahu has denied wrongdoing in three corruption cases and – in Donald Trump style – has previously dismissed the investigations into him as a “witch hunt”.
Image: The Israeli PM is the longest-serving leader in Israeli history
The 70-year-old, who has been prime minister since 2009, is under no obligation to resign after being charged and is due to make a statement later.
Despite his troubles, Mr Netanyahu remains leader of the Likud party.
He is the longest-serving leader in Israeli history, having first served from June 1996 until July 1999 and started his second tenure back in March 2009.