Winograd Committee members Ruth Gabizon and General (res.) Menahem Eitan are considering whether to quit the committee if the High Court of Justice obligates it to publish witness testimonies prior to the publication of the interim report, Army Radio reported on Tuesday morning. In the coming days the court is set to finally rule on the subject.
Gal-On: 'Winograd must publish testimonies'
Members of the committee, which is probing the failures of the war in Lebanon, announced earlier that this week that they intended to publish the transcripts of the testimonies in about a month.
Consequently, the testimonies of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Amir Peretz and former chief of General Staff Dan Halutz are expected to be open to the public eye. Nevertheless, the publication will only be implemented after the IDF sensor has completed examining the transcripts.
During a High Court hearing on Sunday, Supreme Court President Dorit Beinish harshly criticized the court over the functioning of the Winograd Committee with regards to the publication of protocols.
Beinish lambasted the attorney's office for violating its obligation to publish the protocols due to the public storm that followed the publication of Vice Premier Shimon Peres's testimony. "You simply regretted it after one of your witnesses expressed his dislike for something," said Beinish.