WEST BANK (Dispatches) – The Zionist regime’s army chief Aviv Kochavi said on Wednesday that the espionage officer who died in military prison was about to compromise “a big secret,” and that he was stopped “at the last minute.”
Speaking at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi said that the officer “committed very serious offenses” and that he did so “knowingly, on purpose, for reasons I can’t describe.”
The Zionist officer was arrested in September and tried in secret by a military court, with his identity and the specifics of his offences not revealed.
In mid-May, he was found in a serious condition at the detention facility where he was being held and then rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
“On the night between 16 and 17 May, 2021, the officer was found at a military detention facility in the center of the country in serious medical condition. The officer was transferred for medical treatment to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His family was notified,” said the military tribunal in a statement.
At the hearing, Kochavi regretted the death of the officer, describing him as “an excellent officer” and calling for the death to be investigated.
The occupying regime’s military said that “the investigation uncovered suspicions that the officer, who served in a technology unit in the Intelligence Directorate, knowingly took actions that severely harmed the regime security.”
The officer’s his family members have been placed under a gag order and are furious at how far the Zionist regime has gone to hide the affair from both them and the public.
Most of the officer’s public posts on social networks have been deleted from 2018 onward, his family members said.
“The anger is at the attempt to disappear a person who died in military prison,” Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz quoted a relative of the officer as saying without giving his name.
“We don’t know anything. To this day, no one has explained to us what happened,” the unnamed relative said.
He added, “The whole way that the army is behaving looks like an attempt to hide their failures. How can it be that they are trying to wipe out a person in this way?”