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Benjamin Netanyahu questioned by police again in corruption probe

On Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was questioned under caution by police for five hours, meaning his words could be used as evidence against him.

On Monday, Netanyahu was grilled by investigators at his official residence in Jerusalem, with Israeli media reporting he is under suspicion of receiving illegal gifts and favors from wealthy businessmen. After a preliminary inquiry, Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit decided there was enough evidence for a criminal investigation, but said Monday the "nature of the investigation precludes us at this stage from giving details." In a statement, police said that an additional, unnamed suspect has been questioned within the past two days as part of the probe.

Netanyahu, who has previously been investigated for misuse of state funds, denies any wrongdoing, and told lawmakers in parliament earlier this week "there will be nothing because there is nothing."