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Convoys head to Jerusalem to demand state inquiry into submarine affair

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Convoys of vehicles were making their way to Jerusalem on Saturday afternoon to protest in front of the Supreme Court and demand the formation of a state commission of inquiry that would probe the so-called submarine affair.

The affair, also known as Case 3000, revolves around allegations of a massive bribery scheme in the multibillion-shekel state purchase of the naval vessels from German shipbuilder Thyssenkrupp. The case has already resulted in indictments against several close associates of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as high-ranking military officials, but not the premier himself.

On Saturday, the convoys set off from Caesaria near Netanyahu’s private residence and Bilu junction near Rehovot on Saturday, with vehicles bearing Israeli flags and makeshift submarines and F-35s on top of the cars. Over 100 vehicles were taking part, according to Haaretz.

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The protest convoy is being led by the Black Flag movement, a group that has organized the weekly Saturday protests in front of the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem and elsewhere in the country for the past six months, and an organization called Investigation Now. On Facebook, the group has the handle “submarinegate.”

באנו להלחם על הדמוקרטיה הישראלית. על מדינת ישראל. על החברה. חבורת הלוחמים של השיירה הצפונית של #חקירה_עכשיו בדרך לבלפור!

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