Netanyahu denies reports of assassination attempt in Kenya
07 July 2016, 16:01
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is denying reports of an attempt on his life in Kenya during his African tour this week.
Netanyahu said Thursday he knew "nothing" of an assassination attempt and said he was learning about it for the first time during a press conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Addis Ababa.
"The answer is we know nothing about it because there is nothing in it," Netanyahu said.
He made the remarks in response to a reporter's question.
The Israeli prime minister is protected by heavy security in Israel and abroad, given high threats against Israeli targets around the world.