Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has ordered a full criminal probe into PM Benjamin Netanyahu over two separate cases involving bribery and fraud, local media say. One of the cases is reported to be newly-emerged. The prime minister is expected to be called in by police for questioning in the coming days, the Times of Israel reports, adding that he faces allegations of bribery and fraud.

Meanwhile, Israeli TV Channel 10 reported that Netanyahu will be investigated over two separate matters. Both the Justice Ministry and the Prime Minister’s Office refused to comment on the issue so far.

Hours before the report, lawyer and Labor party activist Eldad Yaniv wrote on Facebook that Mandelblit “realized there was no other choice but to open an investigation” due to what he said was “weighty proof linking Bibi to suspicions of bribery and fraud” allegedly available to police. READ MORE