Police: Extend Harpaz's remand 10 days

Alleged "Galant document" forger accused of obstructing investigation.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 23, 2010 23:20
OC SOUTHERN Command Maj. Gen. Yoav Galant.

Galant 311. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

The remand hearing for Lt.-Col. (res.) Boaz Harpaz, accused of forging the "Galant document," was delayed on Tuesday while police and Harpaz's attorney tried to come to an agreement on the number of days he should be detained, Israel Radio reported.

Police are requesting that Harpaz's remand be extended by 10 days. 

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In addition to forgery charges, police suspect Harpaz of obstructing an investigation and tampering with witnesses.

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Harpaz was arrested on Monday afternoon upon his return to Israel on a flight from Europe, police reported.

Harpaz returned from Italy, and had previously been in the US. He returned to Israel earlier than he had planned, due to the police's request.

The court extended Harpaz's arrest overnight. Investigators will focus on whether Harpaz wrote the document alone or with partners, and what was the forgery's purpose.


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