Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) walks on the Rahav, the fifth submarine in the fleet, after it arrived in the Haifa port January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo

Both Netanyahu and his attorney, David Shimron, have denied any impropriety, and the shipbuilder, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, said it has no contractual connection with the lawyer.
Opposition legislators have called for a parliamentary inquiry and the Justice Ministry said late on Sunday that the attorney-general is looking into whether there had been any conflict of interest.
In a statement, the ministry said evidence collected so far did not warrant opening a criminal investigation by police.
Shimron represents Miki Ganor, an Israeli businessman described by the Kiel-based shipyards as its sales partner. A Shimron spokesman told Army Radio on Monday that the lawyer did not discuss the submarine purchase with Netanyahu and looks after a wide range of Ganor’s legal interests.
The three submarines, costing about $1.5 billion, are due to replace aging vessels, with delivery only in about another 10 years. Israel currently has a fleet of five German submarines, with a sixth due …