Israeli army whistleblower pleads guilty

The newspaper subsequently reported in 2008 that top army officers had authorised the assassination of Palestinians.

Israeli army whistleblower pleads guilty

A former Israeli soldier has signed a plea bargain agreement in which she admits to passing secret documents to a newspaper reporter.

The newspaper subsequently reported in 2008 that top army officers had authorised the assassination of Palestinians.

Anat Kamm copied more than 2000 military documents when she served as a clerk in a general's office.

In 2008 she gave them to a journalist for the daily Haaretz.

Kamm was arrested in 2010 and remains under house arrest.

"She's a young woman who at the time believed she stumbled onto (evidence of) war crimes," Kamm's lawyer Avigdor Feldman told Army Radio.

Kamm will be sentenced later. The offences she pleaded guilty to carry a maximum jail term of 15 years under Israeli law.

Agencies

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