Netanyahu lawyers expected to seek delay of key testimony over phone hacking scandal

State’s witness Shlomo Filber reportedly had data illicitly siphoned off device; Kan: Prosecutors believe hacking did not affect case evidence

Attorneys of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the former owner of both Bezeq and the Walla news site, Shaul Elovitch, are expected to request a delay in the testimony of state’s witness Shlomo Filber in Netanyahu’s criminal trial, according to Hebrew media reports Saturday.

This follows revelations that Filber, the ex-director-general of the Communications Ministry, apparently had his phone illicitly hacked by police during the investigation into Case 4000.

But Kan news reported that so far, prosecutors believe any improper use of spyware technology was not tied to evidence used in the case.

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