The Israeli Submarine Scandal: What We Know

Netanyahu is taking on water as a potential conflict of interest scandal surrounding submarine purchase from German company grows.

Benjamin Netanyahu climbs out after a visit inside the Rahav, the fifth submarine in the fleet, after it arrived in Haifa port January 12, 2016
Benjamin Netanyahu climbs out after a visit inside the Rahav, the fifth submarine in the fleet, after it arrived in Haifa port January 12, 2016 REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Israel's "submarine affair" took a new turn when six suspects were brought in for police questioning as part of the investigation. Three of the suspects are central figures in the scandal, and some are very close associates of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

A multimillion dollar submarine deal with German shipbuilder ThyssenKrupp is the focus of a police investigation, which is probing possible wrongdoing involving Netanyahu's personal lawyer and German shipbuilder ThyssenKrupp's local representative.

One suspect brought in for questioning on Monday is a former Defense Ministry official who took part in the opinion given regarding the acquisition of the submarines, the second is a former military man-turned businessman who was closely involved in the deal and the third is another central figure in the affair. The three other suspects have family and work relations with the main three suspects.

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