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Under fire for alleged cover-up, former prosecutor says Netanyahu ‘full of lies’

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Former state prosecutor Shai Nitzan lashed out at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and accused him of lying to the public, while defending his own decisions which have come under increased scrutiny in recent days.

Netanyahu has redoubled attacks against Nitzan and other law enforcement figures following a report this week that claimed the former prosecutor had covered up possible police misconduct to avoid giving ammunition to allies of the premier, who have sought to portray the criminal cases against him as a “witch hunt.”

On Tuesday, Netanyahu apologized to the family of Yaqoub Abu Al-Qia’an for the government having portrayed him as a terrorist after he was shot to death by police. Netanyahu intimated that the police had tried to cover up their mistake in order to harm him.

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“As soon as I saw the prime minister of Israel stand in front of the entire country and say that ‘the state prosecutor and the chief of police made an innocent man into a terrorist in order to harm the prime minister’ I said enough,” Nitzan said, in a series of media appearances.

“How many lies can you put in one sentence, how much cynicism. To stand........

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