The High Court of Justice clamped a gag order on publication of testimonies related to the Harpaz Affair on Thursday amid calls for the police to open a new investigation into allegations rising from their publication.
The calls for a new investigation came after parts of Defense Minister Ehud Barak and former IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi’s testimonies before the State Comptroller’s Office were leaked to the media. In one report, Barak told the comptroller’s office that Ashkenazi threatened a “war” if the defense minister announced the identity of Ashkenazi’s successor six months before the end of his term.
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