security expert, Yitzhak Zuker, who approved the safety of the light
fixture which fell and caused the tragic events on Mount Herzl on
Wednesday, told police during a Friday interrogation that he has never
possessed or been granted a permit validating that he was a qualified
expert on the issue.
On Wednesday, 20-year-old IDF officer Hila
Bezaleli was killed and others were injured when a light fixture
collapsed on the event's main stage during preparations for a Jerusalem
Independence Day ceremony.
The police are also checking if the
tender for building the lighting for the ceremony was granted on the
basis of family or other prohibited connections between the winning
bidder and employees of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, Army
Police may summon senior officials from the
ministry for questioning, although the ministry said that at this time
"the issue is not familiar to us" and "we have not received any summons
from the police," according to Army Radio.