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Israel’s embattled Netanyahu declares victory in primary
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (File photo Reuters)

Netanyahu, besieged in Israel, basically declares victory

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared victory in his primary election battle for leadership of the Likud party.

“A giant victory,” Netanyahu tweeted, just over an hour after polls closed.

Official results were expected later Friday.

A victory would mean that Netanyahu will lead Likud during March elections, Israel’s unprecedented third election in under a year.

sours, The Associated Press, Jerusalem, 27 December 2019