News 14 february — 13:40

Israel PM Netanyahu defiant in face of bribery allegations

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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hit back after police said he should be charged over alleged bribery cases, BBC reports.

Speaking on Israeli television, he branded the allegations "baseless" and pledged to continue as leader.

Mr Netanyahu said he was certain that the truth would be revealed.

His comments follow a police statement that said there was enough evidence to indict him for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in two separate cases.

But Mr Netanyahu said the allegations "will end with nothing".

"I will continue to lead Israel responsibly and faithfully for as long as you, the citizens of Israel, choose me to lead you," he said soon after the allegations came to light on Tuesday.

"I am certain that at the next elections, which will be held on schedule, I will earn your trust again, with God's help," he said.

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