Anat Kamm stands inside a courtroom in Tel Aviv 311 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)
The Tel Aviv District Court sentenced Anat Kamm to four and a half years in prison Sunday morning. The 54-month sentence was much shorter than the 15 years prosecutors sought in the case.According
to the plea bargain, Kamm admitted to those charges but not to a more serious
original charge of conspiring to deliberately harm state security, the original charge against her, which carries a life sentence.
was convicted in a confidential plea bargain, in which she admitted to gathering and possession of secret
information and passing it to others.
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In addition to the 4.5-year prison sentence, Kamm was given a one-and-a-half year suspended sentence. The two years she spent under house arrest were not considered as time served.
During her army service, Kamm stole over 700 secret army documents and passed them to a correspondent of Hebrew language daily Haaretz.
Kamm spent nearly two years
under house arrest and was forced to be accompanied everywhere she went, even to
bathroom breaks during the trial.
In numerous media interviews, Kamm
has said she leaked the information because she thought it would bring to
light injustices committed by the IDF.
Ron Friedman contributed to this report