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Court Cuts Anat Kamís Sentence in Split Decision
Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/12/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu

Posted on 12/31/2012 2:20:22 AM PST by Eleutheria5

The High Court Monday morning reduced by one year a jail term for Anat Kam, convicted of stealing and exposing IDF documents while she was a soldier.

She turned over the material to Haaretz journalist Uri Blau, who was sentenced to four months of community service. Kam filed the appeal after Blau's relatively light sentence.

Kam stole and passed on to Blau more than 2,000 classified documents while she served in the army. She was sentenced last year to four and a half years in jail, and the judges at the time said the stiff sentence was necessary to make it clear to everyone that her violations were totally unacceptable.

The judges' majority opinion in the High Court on Monday explained that they agreed to take one year off the jail term because she was a first-offender and has cooperated with the authorities. Kam, 25 years old, now will be eligible for parole in 14 months.

High Court president Noam Solberg dissented in the 2-1 decision.

He wrote in his opinion that “the case is unique in its severity" and that shortening the sentence could “blur the distinction between freedom and anarchy.”


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: anatkam; court; idf; sentence
First offender? They're going to give her a chance for a second offense?
1 posted on 12/31/2012 2:20:31 AM PST by Eleutheria5
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This sends yet ANOTHER BAD SIGNAL to all those self-hating Jews/Israelis out there to pass along Classified data to other, self-hating Israeli journalists. Her sentence should be extended, not reduced. The Israeli High Court of Justice is known for its weakness in the face of those that would tear down the IDF or Israeli society as well. BAD CALL.
2 posted on 12/31/2012 2:39:17 AM PST by Netz (Netz)
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