Police raid Yediot Aharonot’s book publishing offices

As part of the probe into the possibility that classified documents were smuggled into and out of former Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s prison cell, police raided the offices of the Yedioth Books publishing house on Thursday morning.
Olmert Photo Credit: Noam Moskowitz/Flash 90

Israel Police forces raided the offices of the Yedioth Books publishing house in Rishon LeZion on Thursday morning as part of an ongoing probe into the suspicion that classified documents were smuggled into and out of former Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s prison cell and home.

The raid took place after the prosecution’s office decided to begin a probe in order to determine whether a criminal investigation into the matter should be launched. The police officers raided Yediot Aharonot’s book publishing offices in an attempt to find documents that Olmert allegedly used in order to write his memoir, which has yet to be published. Yedioth Ahronoth is the Israeli newspaper that owns and operates Ynetnews.

About a month ago, Channel 2 News learned that Olmert’s lawyer was caught trying to smuggle what appeared to be classified documents out of his client’s prison cell after a visit. The documents were immediately confiscated and handed over to the relevant agencies in the Israeli defense establishment in order to be examined. It is possible that the documents were smuggled from Olmert’s home to him in his prison cell in order to help him write his memoir.  



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