Activists put up statues of protest after police recommended charging PM lawyers for Israeli News submarine affairs


Activists from the Zionist Union opposition party on Saturday set up a nine-meter-high submarine statue in Tel Aviv to protest alleged government relations with the so-called submarine event.

The message written on the statue reads "Netanyahu – a failed manager or a corrupt leader?" and "With Bibi – the country is sinking," referring to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's nickname.

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"The decline in Netanyahu's strength was closer than before, and we came here early in the morning to awaken Israelis to see the size and depth of corruption in submarine affairs," Alon Visser, director of the Zionist Union field headquarters, said.

The submarine statue reads
Meged Gozani

On Thursday, police recommended suing six people for alleged involvement in a corruption case, also known as the "3000 Case," around a 2 billion dollar agreement to buy submarines and ships from German shipbuilder ThyssenKrupp.

The police recommend charging Netanyahu's lawyer and trustee David Shimron; former head of the bar David Sharan; former navy chief, Eliezer Marom, and two other former navy generals on the same amount of bribery.

Police said there was not enough evidence to prosecute another Netanyahu lawyer, Isaac Molho.

Michael Ganor, ThyssenKrupp's former deputy in Israel, has been proof of the country in this case. The Ganor is presented in the navy with Brig. General (res.) Avriel Bar-Yosef, whose police also recommend charging.


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