Jan. 26 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Supreme Court of Israel has rejected this Thursday a request from a civil organization to declare the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, as incapacitated to hold the post due to the trial he is being subjected to on corruption charges, which ‘Bibi’ rejects.
The court has declined to consider the petition, filed on Tuesday by the Israeli Democracy Guard, arguing that “other procedures have not been exhausted” on this matter, as reported by The Times of Israel newspaper. .
The organization had demanded that the Supreme Court “order” the Government and Israel’s attorney general, Gali Baharav-Miara, to “determine that Benjamin Netanyahu is incapable of carrying out his duties as prime minister” due to the trial against him, a possible conflict of interest in the case and promote a “coup d’état within the regime”.
Thus, the Israeli Democracy Guard stated in its statement that “there is serious and real concern that there is a direct connection” between a plan proposed by the Executive to remodel the Israeli justice apparatus and the cases open against Netanyahu. “The main objective of the plan is to help him escape the proceedings,” he settled.
Baharav-Miara on Monday denied reports of a possible discussion with the authorities to get Netanyahu out of office, after indicating next week that the prime minister is mired in a conflict of interest because he cannot name senior officials. court or get involved in legislative matters that may impact your case.
The petition to the Supreme Court was filed days after the court disqualified ultra-Orthodox Shas party leader Aryeh Deri as interior and health minister due to his fraud conviction, forcing Netanyahu to oust him.
Netanyahu is on trial for several corruption cases, although he has denied the accusations and has spoken of a “witch hunt” and “judicial coup.” ‘Bibi’, who has managed to assemble a new government after the November legislative elections, is accused of receiving bribes, fraud and breach of trust in three separate cases.