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Lt.-Col. (res.) Boaz Harpaz, suspected of forging the “Galant Document,” retracted a confession made over the weekend that he fabricated the paper, his lawyers said on Sunday at the Petah Tikva Magistrate’s Court.
The announcement was made during a remand hearing in which police and Harpaz’s attorneys, Yaron Kostlitch and Yehiel Vinrot, agreed to extend Harpaz’s custody until Wednesday.
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Harpaz told investigators over the weekend that he forged the document on his own.
Earlier, he claimed he received the document in an envelope while sitting at a cafe, but later claimed it was faxed to him by an unknown individual.
On Sunday, Harpaz claimed his forgery confession was the result of intense police pressure.
Harpaz also refused to undergo a lie-detector test, the police representative, Ch.-Supt. Nir Arazi, told the court.
Harpaz’s contradictory testimonies have fueled speculation that he could be covering up for other IDF officers who may have been involved in the forgery.