Thousands of files have disappeared from the State Archives – Economy


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About ten thousand cases have disappeared from the state archives and their whereabouts are unknown. This was reported on the “Seventh Eye” website.

The disappearance of the cases was discovered following an attempt by Adv. Elad Mann, the legal advisor of the “Success” association, to gain access to a case that was kept in the State Archives.

Mann asked to review the documentation of consultations conducted in the office of the President of the State after Rabin’s assassination, regarding the decision to appoint Shimon Peres as acting prime minister. The archives said that the bag was previously stored on the shelves but at some point disappeared from there. The request for freedom of information indicated that this was not a rare case.

Files containing information on a series of historical cases have disappeared from the archive. For example, five cases on the assassination of Rabin, which contained police material and minutes of the Shamgar Commission.

In addition, documents about the murder of Chaim Arlozorov and three cases on the Beisky committee appointed to investigate the affair of regulating bank shares have disappeared from the archive.

Documents relating to the Adolf Eichmann affair, the Yom Kippur War, the Holyland project and the trial of John Demjanjuk, who was tried in Israel in the 1980s and 1990s, have also disappeared.

The response from the State Archives has not yet been received.


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