Police seek prosecution of ex-IDF officer suspected of forging Galant document
Galant document purported to outline a PR campaign for Major-General Yoav Galant in his efforts to become the next IDF chief of staff.
Israel Police sought the prosecution of a former Israel Defense Forces officer on Thursday, over suspicions he had forged the so-called Galant document.
The Galant document purported to outline a PR campaign for Major-General Yoav Galant in his efforts to become the next IDF chief of staff.
Police investigations division head Yoav Sigalovich handed in material concerning the investigation of Lt. Col. (res.) Boaz Harpaz to the State Prosecutor's Office, recommending to charge Orpaz with forgery and obstruction of justice.
Harpaz, a former officer in the elite Sayeret Matkal commando unit who has admitted to seeing the document but has denied forging it, is well-connected among high-level figures in the defense establishment, including Ashkenazi.
Police believe Harpaz may not have acted alone, and that senior reserve officers were included in drafting the document and delivering it to the offices of Ashkenazi and other top officers, including GOC Northern Command Maj. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot and Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Benny Gantz.
The existence of the document was first exposed by Channel 2 television's news program in August. Galant denied any connection to the document, as did PR guru Eyal Arad, whose company logo is said to have appeared on the document.