Archive: 3/28/2014
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  3/28/2014, Adar Bet 26, 5774

Disclosed: Deputy Defense CEO Questioned about Harpaz


It was disclosed, Friday, that Deputy Director-General Betzalel Traibor of the Defense Ministry was the senior official questioned by police on Wednesday in connection with the Harpaz affair, an intrigue surrounding the selection of the successor to one time chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi of the Israel Defense Forces. The investigation revealed apparent strife between Ashkenazi and then defense minister Ehud Barak.

Traibor, an Ashkenazi associate, was questioned for a number of hours by the national fraud investigation unit. Another senior reserves officer and a series of employees in the defense establishment have also been interrogated in recent days.