AG puts police in charge of Harpaz investigation

Weinstein orders criminal investigation led by Israel police into suspicions of breach of trusts by former IDF chief Ashkenazi, his aide Erez Weiner

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein has decided to expand the military investigation in the Harpaz affair and has ordered a criminal police investigation against those involved.


The main suspects are former IDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant General (res.) Gabi Ashkenazi and his aide Erez Weiner. They are suspected of breach of trust.


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A statement issued by the AG's office said the decision was made following new findings from the Military Police investigation. He added there was reasonable ground for an investigation.


It was further stated that Israel Police will now take the reins in the inquiry and will be assisted by the military police. Ashkenazi issued a statement saying that "as always" he will fully cooperate with the investigation. "I hope the truth will finally come out."


Last January, Weinstein ordered a limited criminal investigation confined to the IDF into the Harpaz affair.


The investigation was set to examine misconduct Ashkenazi and Weiner.


Eli Senyor contributed to this report



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