State Comptroller: Carmel fire report to reveal negligence

July 25, 2011 14:18


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss told the Knesset's State Control Commitee Monday that the in-depth investigation his office has recently concluded into the events of the Carmel fire has uncovered "very serious evidence" of negligence.

According to Lindenstrauss, over the past months a team of 30 auditors from the State Comptroller's office have been working "day and night" on the investigation, which has encompassed all of the many organizations and bodies involved in the fire, including the police, the prison service and the fire service.

Lindenstrauss added that he "could not say and would not hint" at details of the auditors' findings, which he expects to be collated and then sent out for a response in the next two weeks. The final report will be published at least a month later.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
November 16, 2018
Hamas Leader: If we are attacked - the barrage on Tel Aviv will speak