Knesset to focus on lack of indictments in Harpaz affair

June 23, 2013 23:06


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The Knesset State Control Committee announced on Sunday that it will hold a hearing on the Harpaz Affair on Tuesday.

The committee’s chairman, Shas MK Amnon Cohen, criticized Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein for failing to indict Boaz Harpaz, the man at the center of the affair, for forging the Harpaz Document, as the police recommended around three years ago.

Cohen also criticized the IDF’s police and legal divisions for failing so far to prosecute former IDF chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi and his former top aide Erez Viner, while also failing to close the matter.

Deputy IDF Chief of Staff Maj.-Gen. Gadi Eizenkot, Defense Ministry director- general Udi Shani and representatives from many other major ministries will attend the hearing .

The Harpaz Affair refers to a document forged by Harpaz in an effort to discredit Maj.-Gen. (res.) Yoav Galant in the race for IDF chief of staff as well as shocking and embarrassing related battles between Ashkenazi and thendefense minister Ehud Barak over policy and interpersonal disagreements that eventually became public.

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