Ashkenazi lands in Israel to give evidence in Harpaz Affair

September 8, 2011 20:50


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Former IDF chief of General Staff Lt.- Gen. (res.) Gabi Ashkenazi on Thursday landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport in order to cooperate with an investigation by State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss into the Harpaz Affair.

"I served 40 years in the army. I collected neither assets nor property. I knew how to take responsibility and I always told the truth. This time as well," Channel 10 quoted Ashkenazi as saying. Ashkenazi will be summoned next week to the state comptroller's office to provide further evidence in the case.

Ashkenazi added that new details which have recently arisen in the affair were actually not new and were already addressed during previous investigations. Ashkenazi was referencing information uncovered by Channel 1 last week regarding ties between Harpaz and Ashkenazi's wife, Ronit.

In 2010, Lt.-Col. (res.) Boaz Harpaz, a former intelligence officer, allegedly forged a document that detailed fictitious plans to damage the reputations of senior IDF officers.

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