The lawyers of journalist Anat Kam, who is accused of stealing thousands of classified documents during her military service in the Central Command chief's office, declared Sunday that their client was waiving her journalistic immunity as the source of Haaretz reporter Uri Blau.
Attorneys Avigdor Feldman and Eitan Lehman said they appreciate Blau's attempt to protect his source, but that after Kam confessed to stealing the documents, there was no longer a need for confidentiality.
The two called on Blau to return to Israel and hand the documents back to the army. Such a move could help improve Kam's legal situation and pave the way for a plea bargain.
Blau and the Shin Bet had reached an agreement that the reporter would return the documents, but each side now is now accusing the other side of violating the deal. Blau is still in London following advice received from his attorneys on behalf of Haaretz.
The Tel Aviv District Court is expected to discuss Monday a request by Haaretz to clear for publication additional details of the affair.