On Thursday evening, March 17, the Second channel ITV aired a journalistic investigation on the methods of work left human rights organization «Shovrim of Styka», the official purpose of which is to talk about the crimes of the IDF in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza strip and to achieve the end of occupation of Palestinian territories.
The investigation is based on recordings made with hidden cameras by activists of the right wing «Ad Kan», which penetrated the ranks of the «Shovrim of Stika» under the guise of demobilized soldiers.
A large portion of the footage contains interviews of former soldiers of the violations they have observed, but often the footage can be seen as being within the law of a standard interview turns into an interrogation about the operational activities of the IDF, including sensitive information, leakage of which may cause damage of defense capability of the state.
In addition, questions were asked about the methods of discovery of the tunnels of the terrorists, about the use of robotics and various types of weapons, the deployment of army units on the border of Gaza.
In addition, from the provided to the Second channel ITV records follows, that at least one activist «Shovrim of Stika» prima Babes, which began operation in the organization before being drafted into the army, was «mishandled» by the organization to serve in the civil administration of the IDF in Judea and Samaria. After demobilization she had to pass the organization’s insider information about civil administration, its plans and methods of work.
The organization’s leadership «Shovrim of Shtika», including its Director General Julia Novak refutes the suspicion of espionage. According to Novak, all information is published «Shovrim of Shtika», published with knowledge and permission of the military censorship. As for investigative journalism, it, according to Novak, is an interpretation of the organization of the «Ad Kan», which is quite obvious.
However, the Israeli policy both from the right and from the left camp, found the justification insufficient Novak. Condemning and demanding an investigation into suspicions of espionage were made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaker of the Knesset Yuli Edelstein (Likud), justice Minister Ayelet shaked and Deputy defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan («Bayt Yehudi»), the Chairman of the party «Yesh Atid» Yair Lapid, members of the «Zionist camp» Itzik Shmuli and Eitan cabel.
At the same time MP from the Meretz Ilan governed nimfey defended «Shovrim of Shtika,» noting that many MPs and Ministers have published much more painful to state security information, and that there is no evidence that the organization received a secret information was transferred to a third party.