For the past seven months, a 23-year-old Israeli journalist has been under a secret house arrest over charges that she leaked classified information suggesting that the
|Anat Kam 23, Israeli journalist|
|journalist Uri Blau|
|Ziad Malaisha on the left|
Mr. Alfon was quoted as adding: "Haaretz asked the court to lift the gag order, not just in the public interest but also to allow us to defend ourselves from this absurd allegation. More than a year passed between the publication and her arrest, a year in which Uri Blau published several other front-page articles criticizing the army's conduct."