FILE- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a session of the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem November 13, 2017 - REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun FILE- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a session of the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem November 13, 2017 - REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Netanyahu formally resigns from ministerial posts over criminal charges

By: MENA
Thu, Jan. 2, 2020
RAMALLAH - 2 January 2020: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has resigned from his ministerial posts as required by the indictment against him, Ha'aretz newspaper reported quoting the premier Wednesday.

Netanyahu has held the health, welfare, agriculture, and diaspora affairs portfolios.

The prime minister said he would appoint replacement in the coming days.

Also Wednesday, Netanyahu, facing criminal charges in three corruption cases, said that he had decided to officially request immunity from prosecution.

Court proceedings in Netanyahu's cases will only begin after the Knesset completes its handling of the immunity request – and the expected appeals to the High Court on the matter.

According to Israeli law, the Knesset House Committee is to discuss his request and should it be approved, the request will need to pass a vote by the Knesset plenum.
 
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