MKs call for investigation into 'War Criminals' website

Danon demands police investigation and c'tee debate on the publication's consequences for soldiers' personal security, morale in army.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 18, 2010 17:47
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MK Danny Danon

MK Danny Danon 311. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

MK Danny Danon on Thursday presented a request to the Knesset speaker for an urgent investigation by the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee into the "destructive publication on the internet, in which the personal details of IDF soldiers who fought in [Operation] Cast Lead were exposed."

The website, "Israeli War Criminals," which published the names and photos of 200 IDF officers and soldiers who served during Operation Cast Lead in 2009, was removed by its host on Thursday.

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In his request, Danon requested a debate in the committee into the consequences of the publication for the personal security of the soldiers and its influence on motivation and morale in the IDF." The MK called for an investigation into "who is standing behind the website and for their punishment."

Also on Thursday, Kadima MK Majallie Whbee called for the Attorney General and Israel Police to investigate those behind the website.

Whbee said, "Those who incite against IDF soldiers and call them 'war criminals' and endanger them should be punished for it." He continued by demanding the police to take action against the perpetrators.


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