Barak Pentagon 311.
(photo credit: AP)
An indictment was
filed in Belgium Wednesday calling for various Israeli officials
including Defense Minister Ehud Barak, opposition leader Tzipi Livni,
and former prime minister Ehud Olmert be tried for war crimes, reported
Hungarian News Agency MTI.Belgium's
Jurisdiction" law makes it possible for the case to
be tried in Belgium despite the fact that the events in question took
The 70-page indictment was
submitted by a group of 14 people, mostly Gazan Palestinians, and
relates to events that took place during Operation Cast Lead in January
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The indictment defines several Israeli actions
as war crimes, including an attack on a mosque in which civilians were
killed, as well as attacks on plantations and water systems.
had refrained from traveling to Belgium in 2009 during her stint as
foreign minister for fear of facing legal action in the country.
Brussels court granted a war crimes suit against former prime minister
Ariel Sharon in 2001.