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(photo credit: Ben Hartman)
A plea deal between Anat Kamm and State prosecutors will be filed at Tel
Aviv District Court on Sunday, media outlets reported on Thursday.
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The charges against Kamm include two counts of aggravated espionage,
including passing classified information with the intent to harm state
security, which is punishable by a life sentence, and collecting and
holding classified material with the intent to harm state security, for
which she could receive up to 15 years in prison.
The charges derive from Kamm’s time as a soldier in the office of
then-OC Central Command Maj.-Gen. Yair Naveh, when she allegedly copied
over 2,000 classified military documents and leaked them to Haaretz
reporter Uri Blau. Blau used the documents to publish a report in
October 2008 that found that the army had carried out targeted killings
against three wanted terrorists in the West Bank, in violation of a 2006
Supreme Court ruling that said wanted men must be taken into custody if
there were a possibility of doing so.
Under the proposed plea deal, Kamm will admit to holding and passing
classified information but the charges that she intended to harm state
security will be canceled, according to the reports. The sides did not
come to an agreement on Kamm's sentence, which they will ask the court
to determine.Ben Hartman and Dan Izenberg contributed to this report