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Police investigators requested on Thursday that the Petah Tikva District Court provide them with Channel 2's version of the "Galant document" for the purposed of conducting a "technical comparison" with the version they currently hold, Israel Radio reported.
Investigators have been using the version of the Galant document that was sent to office of IDF Chief-of-Staff Gabi Ashkenazi until now.
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According to police reports on Tuesday
, IDF Chief-of-Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi was in possession of the Galant document weeks before Channel 2 publicized its contents on its Friday night news program Ulpan Shishi. The army, under Ashkenazi's instruction, provided the document to police for their examination.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu began efforts to
end the internal fighting
among the IDF’s top brass and Defense
Minister Ehud Barak on Wednesday, when he issued his first statement
since the story about the so-called “Galant document” broke nearly two
Netanyahu met with Barak to discuss the ramifications
of the document and is scheduled to meet with IDF Chief of General Staff
Lt.- Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi in the coming days. He called on the IDF brass
to “stop dealing with the investigation” and to continue to cooperate
with the Defense Ministry.
“I expect the top ranks of the
military and the security establishment to continue to work together and
cooperate on behalf of Israel’s security,” the prime minister said.Gil Hoffman and Yaakov Lappin contributed
to this report.