Israel PM Netanyahu’s Corruption Trial Resuming in the midst of the Gaza War

Monday saw the continuation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial, in spite of the nation’s ongoing conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Due to the horrific October 7 attack on southern Israel by the Palestinian organisation Hamas, which resulted in 1,200 deaths and 240 kidnappings, the trial was put on hold two months ago, according to Israeli officials.

Netanyahu, the head of the right-wing Likud party in Israel, is charged with fraud and betrayal of confidence in connection with his interactions with affluent individuals, including Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan.

Prosecutors claim that from 2007 to 2016, Netanyahu was given presents worth 700,000 shekels ($195,000), which included jewellery, cigar boxes, and champagne bottles, in exchange for monetary or personal favours.