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In November 2008, Ha’aretz journalist Uri Blau published an article entitled “Licence to Kill,” in which he reported that Israeli forces, with the backing of senior military commanders, ignored a 2006 supreme court ruling and shot dead Palestinian fugitives in circumstances where it might have been possible to detain them. The article was based in part on documents he had received from Anat Kam.
The journalist refused to reveal his sources, but army investigators eventually traced the documents to Ms Kam, who had since completed her compulsory military service and was working for an I
Israeli reporter 'stole' 2200 secret files JASON KOUTSOUKIS April 10, 2010
In November 2008, more than a year after Kam had left the IDF, the liberal daily newspaper Haaretz published a story accusing senior IDF commanders of approving illegal assassinations of Palestinian militants and innocent civilians. The story detailed how the IDF had violated Israeli Supreme Court rulings regarding the apprehension of wanted men in the occupied West Bank territory, and showed how the military had identified three Palestinian militants from Islamic Jihad as targets for assassination. When the story was published, the IDF chief of staff, Gabi Ashkenazi, ordered an investigation into the leak, which eventually led to Kam. After her arrest a gag order on the case was imposed on all Israeli media. Also fearing prosecution, the Haaretz journalist who published the original story, Uri Blau, fled to London, where he remains as he tries to negotiate his return to Israel.