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(photo credit: AP/Ariel Jerozolimski [file])
Lt.-Col. (res.) Boaz Harpaz, suspected of forging the "Galant document,"
has confessed to police that he fabricated the paper, Israel Radio
reported on Friday.
Harpaz has, however, been changing his story every few days, Channel 1
claimed over the weekend.
Harpaz first told investigators he received the document in an envelope
while sitting at a cafe, but that he later claimed it was faxed to him
by an unknown individual, according to the report.
The investigation is continuing to cause tensions with the security
establishment, as speculation mounts that Harpaz could be covering up
the role of others who helped forge the document.
Harpaz told investigators he forged the document himself, and had no
accomplices in the act, Israel Radio added.
Police have refused to comment on the investigation or to confirm the
Harpaz's alleged motive may have been to torpedo an attempt by Defense
Minister Ehud Barak to appoint OC Southern Command Maj.-Gen. Yoav Galant
to become IDF chief of General Staff.
Police will decide on Sunday whether to extend Harpaz's custody, or to
During his last remand hearing at the Petah Tikva Court on Tuesday,
police said Harpaz was suspected of attempting to illegally influence
the testimony of a number of witnesses questioned in recent weeks over