The saga behind the Iranian phone hacking incident that has stoked the political war between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin and Netanyahu and his top challenger Benny Gantz continues to color the lead up to the April 9th elections.
The Blue and White appealed to Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, demanding that he open an investigation into the leak that Iran had hacked party leader Benny Gantz’s cell phone. The party hinted that it believes that the Prime Minister’s Office is responsible for the leak.
Although the appeal to Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit does not mention Netanyahu by name, it says the trail of evidence leads to “a very specific office in Jerusalem.”
“Leaking an event with potentially security-related characteristics constitutes a serious violation of state security,” the letter claimed. “The more this leak was made from political motives, the greater the damage to state security, the greater the breach of trust. It is hard to imagine a loss of a more moral path than a situation in which the security of the state and the official elements loyal to it are enslaved in favor of a narrow political interest.”
The Prime Minister’s Office denied any connection to the leak. The newspaper quoted the party’s response that the head of the Shin Bet did not inform Netanyahu about the incident:
“The prime minister and the Likud are not connected to the publication about Gantz in any way.”
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