IDF releases new particulars on mysterious loss of life of Officer X

2021-06-08 01:21:19

 The intelligence officer who died in navy jail final month was behind bars for knowingly committing offenses that precipitated “extreme injury to nationwide safety,” the IDF stated after new particulars of the case have been cleared for launch.

In keeping with the IDF, an investigation into Officer X, whose id nonetheless stays below a gag order, was opened “following data concerning a severe breach of state safety.”

The investigation into the officer, who served in a technological unit within the Intelligence Division, discovered that he had “consciously carried out various acts that severely broken state safety” and had been “conscious of the potential injury to nationwide safety on account of his actions and even tried to cover them.”

The officer cooperated in his interrogation and confessed to most of the acts attributed to him,” the IDF stated, including that the investigation discovered he had “acted independently for private motives and never for ideological, nationalist or financial motives.”

On the finish of the investigation, he was indicted on fees alleging severe safety offenses, and “weight was given to the numerous injury brought on by the alleged offenses,” the navy stated.

The hearings have been held behind closed doorways “for causes of nationwide safety,” and the officer’s household was current at among the hearings, it stated.

“The officer was not charged with espionage or treason and had not been in touch with or utilized by a overseas agent,” and after his loss of life, the costs in opposition to him have been dropped, the IDF stated.

The officer’s household has been blocked from understanding the small print of the investigation. On Monday, members of the family stated they wish to be taught what occurred earlier than the gag order was lifted and most people discovered the small print of the case.

Throughout an open-door session, the IDF Navy Prosecution stated it was looking for to take away segments of the gag order on the case since there have been various articles printed each in Israel and overseas about it, with some violating the gag order and endangering nationwide safety, whereas others printed deceptive or incorrect articles.

The Navy Prosecution additionally requested that the gag order be lifted concerning the medical therapy given to the officer and the circumstances of his incarceration.

The rationale for his arrest and different particulars haven’t been permitted to be printed.

The household’s lawyer, Lt.-Col. (res.) Benny Kuznitz, stated: “As somebody who accompanied the officer from the day of his arrest till his tragic loss of life, I received to know a younger man with values, who in his eyes did every part in his energy and expertise to guard nationwide safety.”

The person, whose id is below two gag orders by the navy censor and the courts, died within the newly opened Neve Tzedek jail through the preventing between Israel and terrorist teams within the Gaza Strip.

He had been behind bars since September and was in contact with the jail employees and different inmates. He was not held in solitary confinement however in a cell with different inmates, which was below surveillance always.

Throughout his imprisonment, the IDF stated he had been granted all of his rights, often acquired medical therapy, noticed his members of the family often and stored in contact along with his mates. Officers from the Intelligence Division additionally visited him a number of occasions, the navy stated.

The officer was present in severe situation in his cell on the evening of Could 16 and later pronounced lifeless on the hospital.

An post-mortem was carried out, and a physician representing the household was current. The outcomes of the toxicology assessments have but to be acquired, and the official explanation for loss of life has not been given.

The officer was discovered with Ritalin and antidepressants in his pocket when he was present in his cell, Channel 12 reported.

The household has rejected claims that he had taken his personal life.

One shut member of the family wrote a letter to outgoing President Reuven Rivlin and stated the IDF was accountable for his “homicide.”

“Even when he dedicated suicide, with all the safety and safety cameras within the jail, it’s legal homicide,” she wrote.

He was buried in a civilian cemetery and won’t be thought-about as a fallen soldier since he had been launched from the IDF whereas in jail at his personal request.

The consultant of the Navy Prosecutor’s Workplace, Lt.-Col. Matan Smolush, stated it was a “tragic and surprising incident,” and among the publications concerning the officer and his loss of life “comprise an inaccurate illustration of the late officer.”

“There isn’t any longer any concern of obstruction of justice, and due to this fact, there isn’t a obstacle to lifting the gag order,” he stated Monday.

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