Israel’s Gantz opens probe into Netanyahu associates over submarines

Jerusalem: Israel's defence chief Benny Gantz has established a government commission to probe the country's purchase of German submarines, an affair allegedly involving associates of premier Benjamin Netanyahu, his ministry announced.

"Gantz has come to the conclusion that an investigative commission from the defence ministry could shine a light on parts of the process surrounding the purchase of these submarines," a statement by the defence ministry said.

The commission will deliver its findings within four months, the statement said, promising to deliver conclusions to the public in a "transparent fashion".   - AFP �X���I-�V���F��\d^�V