Yesterday, Monday, the Israeli army did not provide many details about the case of the intelligence officer who died mysteriously inside his prison in a military prison, and the blew up Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper earlier this month his story, and said that the army is practicing a complete blackout on its details .
The Military Intelligence officer (Aman) was arrested last September, after being charged with serious charges that the army banned from publishing, according to the same source .
At the height of the recent Israeli aggression on Gaza, the officer’s health suddenly deteriorated in his detention, and he was transferred to the hospital at dawn on May 17, and his death was announced on the same day.
A statement by the military spokesman said that the deceased officer had seriously harmed Israel’s security, but he did not reveal the circumstances of his arrest and the terms of the charges against him.
The army confirmed in its statement that the officer cooperated during his interrogation and confessed to many of the acts attributed to him , and the investigation revealed that the officer acted independently for personal motives and not for ideological, national or economic motives.
The statement stressed that the officer was not operated by a foreign party or had contact with hostile elements, and explained that the officer was imprisoned in a military detention base with other prisoners, and was not in a solitary cell .
And about burying the officer in civilian, not military, cemeteries. The army statement stated that during the period of detention, he was discharged from service at his request. Under the Military Cemeteries Law, it is not permissible in this case to bury him in a military cemetery .
An investigation is currently underway into the tragic death of the deceased officer, through a special investigation by the Internal Investigations Unit of the Personnel Division, according to the text of the statement .
And the newspaper Haaretz revealed yesterday, Monday, that the officer, whose name has not been published until now, was considered a computer genius, and he graduated at an early age with a bachelor’s degree in this field .
Defense Minister Benny Gantz, in his first comment on the case that caused an uproar in Israel, pledged to reveal more information .
Gantz stressed – in statements carried by the newspaper – Maariv his understanding of the prevailing feeling about issues that lack clarity, “but we will work to improve them as much as possible within the limits of security restrictions