High Court rejects army request to delay Winograd report

The High Court of Justice on Sunday rejected the Military Defender's request that it issue an injunction to delay the Winograd Committee's report into the Second Lebanon War. The military advocacy has demanded that warning letters be sent to any officers and soldiers who may stand to be damaged by the report, in order to give them a chance to appeal and defend themselves. The committee announced on Sunday that it would not include personal conclusions or recommendations in its final report and thus would not send out warning letters to anyone. Following this, the military advocacy petitioned the High Court to delay the committee's report until further witnesses were heard. Judge Esther Hayut rejected the new petition, and scheduled a court session for November 14 to discuss the advocacy's first petition, along with a petition by the Movement for Quality Government to force the committee to include personal recommendations in its final report.