Three Intel Soldiers Arrested in Secret Case

The investigation involves undisclosed 'very serious' computer-related crimes in highly classified units.

Gil Ronen ,

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Arrest (illustrative)
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Three soldiers from top secret IDF Intelligence Corps units were arrested Monday on suspicion of carrying out computer-related offenses, reports Online 2 news.

The investigation into the case has been carried out for some time by the Investigative Military Police.

Two of the soldiers were brought before a judge Tuesday and the third was to be brought for remand Tuesday to the Tzrifin Military Court. The prosecution is looking into the possibility that the soldiers “took information out of the army.”

"This appears to be a particularly serious case,” a source involved in the investigation told Online 2, “but the investigation is ongoing and additional arrests may be made.” The soldiers are from particularly secret units and some of them are being represented by the Military Defense Counsel.

Attorneys Major Adi Eisner and Lior Ayash of the Military Defense Counsel denied that criminal offenses were carried out by their client and said that they are convinced that this will become apparent as the investigation proceeds. 



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