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  9/9/2011, Elul 10, 5771

Ashkenazi: We're Telling the Truth About Harpaz


Former chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi of the Israel Defense Forces said, Thursday, that he and his wife have told the truth and will continue to tell the truth in the matter of Boaz Harpaz and a forged document that was discovered about a year ago regarding the selection process for Ashkenazi's successor. Reports surfaced this week that Ashkenazi's wife was in contact with Harpaz regarding the process, which Harpaz called premature when the forgery was discovered.

Returning from a few months in the United States, Ashkenazi told reporters that he thought he knew where the reports about his wife came from and why they surfaced now. He said he and his wife have told the truth throughout, noting his wife passed a polygraph test. He added that the police did not find any connection to his wife, following a thorough investigation. He also noted that the State Comptroller is also carrying out a thorough probe.