Knesset panel decides to delay the vote on releasing 'Protective Edge' report

Makor Rishon reported that it was the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) that asked to delay the vote.

January 24, 2017 13:45
The Knesset State Control subcommittee

The Knesset State Control subcommittee. (photo credit: UDI SHAHAM)


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The Knesset State Control subcommittee announced on Tuesday that it would postpone its decision whether to reveal the State Comptroller report on operation "Protective Edge" to Sunday.

Subcommittee chairwoman Karin Elharar said in the statement that the committee leans in favor of releasing the report, but due to security issues the panel will hold another meeting before making the decision.

Makor Rishon reported that it was the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) that asked to delay the vote.

One of the critical sections of the report drafted by the state comptroller deals with concerns that the security cabinet was not warned by the prime minister, the defense minister or the IDF chief of staff of the threat posed to Israel by Hamas’ tunnel network ahead of the 55-day Operation Protective Edge in Gaza in the summer of 2014.

It is also believed that the report criticizes the same trio for failing to warn the security cabinet that the chance of war with Hamas was high, and for not providing sufficient information during the operation.

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