High Court to rule on Winograd report

Five judges will decide when war committee's protocols will be published.

winograd members 298 gpo (photo credit: GPO)
winograd members 298 gpo
(photo credit: GPO)
A panel of five judges, headed by Supreme Court President Chief Justice Dorit Beinisch, is expected to publish on Wednesday its decision on the release date for the Winograd Committee protocols of testimonies by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Amir Peretz and former chief of General Staff Dan Halutz, as well as the committee members. The committee was set up after the Second Lebanon War to examine the performance of the IDF and the OC Home front Command during the fighting. The committee wanted to release its weekly protocols only after presenting its interim report, but MK Zehava Gal-On (Meretz), petitioned the High Court of Justice, demanding the transcripts of testimonies given to the committee be released immediately. Gal-On's attorney, Dafna Holz-Lechner, said that "making the testimonies public is a matter of national importance."
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