In response to the State Comptroller's report into the Harpaz affair, the Defense Ministry said Sunday that "The report is not the end but the beginning of a legal investigation into the matter, in order to expose the truth and mend the faults revealed. What we now need is a criminal investigation and a State investigative committee."
Former IDF chief Gabi Ashkenazi said that he is pleased that the State Comptroller has rejected the charges leveled at him by the defense minister and his associates. The report stated that there was no attempted coup by the former chief of staff or his associates against the political echelon. (Yaron Druckman)