State comptroller delays release of Carmel fire report

December 20, 2011 13:57

State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss announced Tuesday that his office would delay the release of a report on the response to the Carmel fires that occurred a year ago Monday.

Lindenstrauss said that the severity of allegations in the report and the potential for new responses to its findings compelled the comptroller's office to postpone its release.

"It's one of the largest and most detailed reports in that has been published in Israel," Lindenstrauss said. "There will be particularly interesting findings in it."

In August, Lindenstrauss told reporters while touring areas affected by the Carmel blaze that the report would be "very severe."

He said that evidence in the document points to government negligence.

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