State Comptroller to check conduct of cabinet during Operation Protective Edge

September 17, 2014 14:17

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon on Wednesday in the Knesset State Control Committee responded to criticism regarding the IDF's readiness to confront the Hamas tunnel threat during the recent Gaza war.

His comments were closed to the media, but committee Chairman Amnon Cohen (Shas) issued a press release confirming that due to questions of preparedness, he would continue to call on other defense ministry officials to testify and that the State Comptroller's office would be reviewing the IDF's readiness on the issue.
Almost immediately following Cohen's statement. State Comptroller Joseph Shapira himself issued a statement confirming that he was checking both the tunnels issue, potential cabinet leaks and whether IDF actions during the war conformed with international law.

Shapira reminded the public that he had announced the start of such an investigation as early as mid-August, while the war was still underway.

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