IDF Chief of General Staff-designate Yoav Galant "invaded property that was not his," State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss found in his investigation into an alleged illegal land seizure made by Galant in the town of Amikam adjacent to his home.
Lindenstrauss on Wednesday presented the findings of his investigation to Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein, who was expected to decide on Sunday if he will continue to defend Galant against a petition filed with the High Court of Justice by the Green Movement. If Weinstein pulls his support for Galant based on the state comptroller's findings in the land seizure investigation, Galant's appointment to chief of General Staff could be canceled.
The findings revealed that Galant did not evacuate the territory for four years even after being made aware that he was not legally allowed to make use of the land. Galant claims that he passed the issue to a lawyer who handled the issue for him from that point forward.