Anat Kamm-Uri Blau affair
Anat Kamm is an Israeli journalist and former Israeli soldier who is under indictment for leaking classified Israel Defense Forces (IDF) documents during her military service. The documents were primarily leaked to Haaretz journalist Uri Blau. Information from the leak suggested that the military had defied a court ruling against assassinating wanted militants in the West Bank who could potentially be arrested safely. She is under house arrest, awaiting trial.Facts in this the case were subjected to a Israeli gag order. Given that Kamm worked as a gossip journalist dealing with media affairs, the case became well known to journalists, who started reporting on it using indirect descriptions.
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An Israeli court has ruled that state security is more important than freedom of the press and the public's right to know.
Israel is to put a journalist on trial for receiving secret military documents from a former soldier.
Haaretz's Uri Blau faces espionage charges after being passed thousands of secret documents by jailed ex-soldier Anat Kamm.
A former Israeli soldier who leaked secret military documents to a journalist suggesting that the army had ignored a court ruling in carrying out targeted assassinations of West Bank militants faces years in prison. Anat Kamm, who was held under secret house arrest for four months before her case was made public, pleaded guilty yesterday to the possession and distribution of classified documents, charges that carry a maximum sentence of 15 years.