Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein on Thursday ordered police to open an
investigation against former chief of General Staff Lt.- Gen. (res.)
Gabi Ashkenazi regarding the case of Boaz Harpaz.
The IDF had launched an internal investigation after the
Harpaz Document was leaked to the press in 2010 and was forged to look
like a roadmap for getting former OC Southern Command Maj.-Gen. (res.)
Yoav Galant appointed as chief of staff.
But new evidence presented
by the IDF's legal division on Thursday convinced Weinstein that the charges against
Ashkenazi were serious enough to instruct police to open up a larger
investigation on more serious charges.
When Harpaz was first
identified as the person who allegedly forged the document, Ashkenazi
denied he had a prior relationship with the former Military Intelligence