in many western democracies - these people are called whistleblowers and often have protections under the law - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Wouter
    • 30.10.11 | 11:01 (IST)

    "Some of the documents appeared to show that senior Israel Defense Forces officers had violated High Court of Justice rulings by approving the assassination of wanted men in the West Bank even when it would have been possible to arrest them." Two points are relevant here: she did not steal the information to give it to a foreign government, and she was trying to expose officials breaking Israeli law (and probably international law as well, but that's irrelevant in this case).

    from the article: Former IDF soldier sentenced to 4.5 years for leaking documents to Haaretz
    First published 09:15 30.10.11 | Last updated 09:15 30.10.11
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