Comptroller report on Harpaz Affair set to be published

January 2, 2013 21:56


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The long-awaited State Comptroller report on the Harpaz Affair is set to be published on Sunday, a press release from the Comptroller's office said on Wednesday.

The Affair initially referred to an attempt by Lt. Col. (res.) Boaz Harpaz to discredit Maj. Gen. (res.) Yoav Galant in the IDF selection process of a new IDF chief of staff to replace former chief of staff Lt. Gen. (res.) Gabi Ashkenazi.

But the Affair eventually took on much larger significance leading to a full publicizing of a surreal behind the scenes all-out war between Ashkenazi and Defense Minister Ehud Barak over a range of issues, including who would replace Ashkenazi.

The press release quoted current IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz in framing the events described by the report as an "ugly carcass" left in the room without being properly tended to and polluting the higher echelons of the IDF.

The report will be based on over 300 interviews, a review of thousands of pages of documents and listening to dozens of hours of recordings, such as dramatic telephone conversations between many of the major players.

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