The Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court on Monday handed down a four month suspended prison sentence to Ha'aretz journalist Uri Blau, which will be served as community service.

In July, Blau pleaded guilty to possessing classified information without intent to harm state security, after citing classified IDF documents stolen by Anat Kamm in articles accusing the IDF of defying a High Court ruling against targeted killings.

The Tel Aviv District Court convicted Blau of aggravated espionage.

The conviction came after Blau’s lawyers and the state reached a plea deal earlier in July, under which Blau agreed to plead guilty in return for a four-month sentence.

Joanna Paraszczuk contributed to this report.

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