(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
The remand hearing for Lt.-Col. (res.) Boaz Harpaz, accused of forging the "Galant
document," was delayed on Tuesday while police and Harpaz's attorney
tried to come to an agreement on the number of days he should be
detained, Israel Radio reported.
Police are requesting that Harpaz's remand be extended by 10 days.
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In addition to forgery charges, police suspect Harpaz of obstructing an
investigation and tampering with witnesses.
Harpaz was arrested on Monday afternoon upon his return to Israel on a flight from Europe, police reported.
Harpaz returned from Italy, and had previously been in the US. He returned to Israel earlier than he had planned, due to the police's request.
The court extended Harpaz's arrest overnight. Investigators will focus
on whether Harpaz wrote the document alone or with partners, and what
was the forgery's purpose.