‘Israeli' Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's personal lawyer and cousin David Shimron sought his help in advancing a deal to purchase submarines from a German corporation, a state witness in the investigation said, according to the Hebrew-language Yedioth Ahronoth daily.
However, Netanyahu rejected the report and denied any involvement.
The new information came from state witness Miki Ganor, Tuesday's report said, and could lead to Netanyahu being summoned for the first time for questioning in the investigation, known as Case 3000.
The information was leaked despite authorities having claimed in the past that Netanyahu is not a suspect in the case.
On Friday, Hadashot TV news said Netanyahu will be asked to give testimony in the coming weeks, adding that he will be questioned generally and then, later, possibly as a suspect too.
The investigation is focused on accusations that Zionist officials were bribed to influence a decision to purchase four patrol boats and three Dolphin-class submarines, at a total cost of 2 billion euros [NIS 8.4 billion], from ThyssenKrupp, despite opposition to the deal from the War Ministry.
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