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Tel Aviv court orders Yair Netanyahu to pay NIS 250,000

The Tel Aviv District Court rejected Yair Netanyahu’s appeal of the verdict of the Magistrate’s Court in the defamation lawsuit filed against him by Avi Alkalay, a former senior editor at Walla.

The Magistrate’s Court ordered Yair to compensate Avi Alkalay in the amount of NIS 250,000. [USD 73,275]

After the appeal was rejected, Netanyahu will be obligated to pay Alkalay a further funding of legal expenses in the amount of approximately 30 thousand shekels. The total payment Yair will have to make to Alkalay has accumulated to about 400 thousand shekels. [117,250 USD]

Alkalay filed the lawsuit in 2019 after Yair accused him of being planted by the Wexner Foundation as part of conspiracy against his father, then-prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and stating that he should be arrested and prosecuted.

Yair Netanyahu now intends to file an appeal with the Supreme Court against the verdict.

Source: Arutz Sheva

Header: FILE – In this Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, second from left, and son Yair, left, pose for a photo in Tel Aviv, Israel, ahead of the World Holocaust Forum. As the scandal-plagued prime minister stands trial for corruption, his 28-year-old son has emerged as a driving force in a counterattack against critics and the state institutions prosecuting the longtime Israeli leader. A favorite of the prime minister’s nationalistic base and far right leaders around the world, Yair Netanyahu has become a fixture in the news. (Aleksey Nikolskyi/Sputnik Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)