Police released a statement on Tuesday afternoon warning that media speculation was having a harmful effect on the police investigation into the "Galant document," and criticizing reports such as the Israel Radio report on testimony given by IDF Chief of Staff Lieut.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi.
"We would like to clarify at this stage that the investigation is being managed under a total media blackout in order to safeguard the interests of the investigation. The investigation is at its height and has not yet ended," police said."Therefore, the various many reports accompanying the investigation...could disrupt and harm the people whose names are being raised in the reports without any basis," the statement added.
Police urged the media to "wait for the end of the investigation, which is based on facts and evidence. We are seeking to complete the investigation as quickly as possible, while maintaining the appropriate levels of professionalism and sensitivity that are needed."