Derzeit prüft der Oberste Gerichtshof in Jerusalem, ob neue Untersuchungen eingeleitet werden müssen. Dafür liegen ihm unter anderem mehr als ein Dutzend Aussagen hochrangiger Zeugen vor. Darunter die des früheren Premierministers Ehud Barak, des Ex-Verteidigungsministers Mosche Jaalon, der ehemaligen Chefs des Geheimdienstes Mossad und von Generälen und Generalstabschefs. Eingesammelt und dem Gerichtshof vorgelegt hat sie die israelische Nichtregierungsorganisation „Movement for Quality Government in Israel“. WDR, NDR und „Süddeutsche Zeitung“ (SZ) konnten sie einsehen.
Our investigative department got hold of new evidence concerning the Submarines Affair (our efforts continue – the department still investigates the affair in full energy). In our petition to the High Court of Justice we requested the judges to order the following:
1. Criminal investigation of Netanyahu’s Steel Shares Affair. 2. Criminal investigation against Netanyahu in the Submarines Affair. 3. Establishing a State Inquiry Committee in order to finally investigate this severe affair.
At about 10:00 P.M., thousands of Jerusalem protesters started another march from the vicinity of the prime minister’s residence. Police tried to stop the march in the Mamila area, but demonstrators broke into a run and bypassed the roadblocks.
Meanwhile, about 1,000 people are taking part in a protest by the Movement for Quality Government at Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square for the second week in a row, under the banner of „Corruption is leaping – the state is sinking,“ a play on the Hebrew word for submarine.
Justice Neal Hendel has given the government a week — until October 7 — to respond to the Movement for Quality Government’s petition, according to an update by the plaintiffs on their Twitter account.
At Saturday evening’s protest, one person was put in charge of a logistical situation room that handled arrests as well as the photographers, “so we can tell our story rather than what the police and the media are saying,” as one person described it.
Speaking before the demonstration, he said “the situation room will help connect the many groups, but in the end, everyone will do what they want.” He also expressed confidence that there was no need for leadership of the protests, and in fact, opposed such leadership.
The rally was organized by an NGO called Movement for Quality Government in Israel, which earlier petitioned the Israeli High Court to force Netanyahu to tender his resignation.