'Plea deal reached between Kamm, prosecutors'

Charges of intent to harm state will reportedly be dropped against IDF soldier who allegedly leaked classified documents.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 3, 2011 18:54
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Anat Kamm in court.

anat kamm court 311. (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.

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.

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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


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