kamm - Moti Kimche - June 17 2011
Anat Kamm in court Thursday. Photo by Moti Kimche
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The Tel Aviv District Court conducted a closed-door sentencing hearing yesterday for Anat Kamm, the former soldier who stole classified documents from the office of the army's GOC Central Command and gave them to Haaretz reporter Uri Blau.

Kamm was convicted in a plea bargain in February of possessing classified documents and passing them to a journalist. The prosecution wants her sentenced to a lengthy jail term for the crime, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years' imprisonment.

Kamm's attorneys, Eytan Lehman and Avigdor Feldman, want the court to make do with the period of house arrest that she has served since being charged in April 2010.

An expert from the army's Information Security Department was questioned in court yesterday regarding an opinion he gave the prosecution about the level of secrecy of the 2,000 documents Kamm passed on.

The next hearing is scheduled for July 4. At that session, Kamm's lawyers will argue that she did not harm state security, nor did she intend to do so.