Uri Blau
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Kam affair: Police question Haaretz reporter

Investigators try to find out if any other people had access to classified military documents Blau received from former soldier

Haaretz reporter Uri Blau, who received hundreds of stolen classified military documents from former IDF soldier Anat Kam, was questioned for about 11 hours Tuesday at the Israel Police's National Serious and International Crimes Unit offices in Lod.


Blau, who fled to London when news of the affair broke in the media, has already handed some 1,500 documents he received from Kam back to the Shin Bet, as per his agreement with the State Prosecutor's Office.


Investigators are trying to find out exactly how Blau gained possession of the documents, where he kept them and if other people had access to them. Police also want to know if Blau is in possession of any other classified documents.


The reporter, who returned to Israel on Sunday after reaching an agreement with the State, is expected to undergo a polygraph test at some point during the investigation.


Blau previously stated that the documents he gave the State were the sum total of the documents he received from Kam.


Blau also said he would give the Shin Bet, police and State Prosecutors Office additional classified documents which he received from other sources. The agreement states that the authorities would destroy the documents without attempting to ascertain their source.



פרסום ראשון: 10.26.10, 20:48
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