Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took to his Facebook page Friday afternoon to wish his followers a happy Purim, and to reiterate his position that the Israeli police will not find anything incriminating in their investigations surrounding him.
The prime minister was questioned at his official residence in Jerusalem, while wife Sarah Netanyahu was interviewed at a different location.
Nir Hefetz, a former media adviser to the Netanyahu family, and Shaul Elovitch, the controlling shareholder of telecoms group Bezeq, were among seven suspects arrested last week as fraud suspicions against Netanyahu snowballed.
According to the Thursday's report, police also possess messages between the two women that relate to the benefits extended to Bezeq - the payback that the prime minister is suspected of having given Elovitch in return for positive coverage by Walla.
Police have recommended indicting Netanyahu for bribery.
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Netanyahu has repeatedly denied wrongdoing in both cases and has questioned the integrity of high-ranking officers handling the investigations, calling the probes a politically motivated "witch hunt". He denies any wrongdoing.
A representative for Elovitch had no immediate comment and Hefetz's lawyer did not respond to a request for comment.
One of the two Netanyahu's confidants arrested last month has turned state witness and will reportedly incriminate him in the corruption allegations. The final choice on both instances could take weeks.
Meanwhile, about 70 protesters gathered outside Netanyahu's residence, demanding his resignation.
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, a member of the ultranationalist party Jewish Home, said that according to the law, Netanyahu can stay in the job through the end of his trial. He has said he will seek a fifth term in a national election due in late 2019. The attorney-general must determine whether to accept the police recommendation to charge him. In return, police say Netanyahu operated on Milchan's behalf on United States visa matters, legislated a tax break and connected him with an Indian businessman.
In the other case, Netanyahu is accused of offering a newspaper publisher legislation that would weaken his paper's main rival in return for more favorable coverage.
He is suspected of mediating between Netanyahu and Elovitch and promoting regulatory changes worth millions to Bezeq.