Ashkenazi lands in Israel to give evidence in Harpaz Affair

“I served 40 years in the army. I knew how to take responsibility and I always told the truth – this time as well,” former chief of staff quoted as saying.

September 9, 2011 03:33
IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi speaks publicly for the first time on Wednesday.

Ashkenazi 311. (photo credit: Channel 10)


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

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He will be summoned next week to the State Comptroller’s Office to provide further evidence in the case.

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

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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