Mazuz: Reconsider state commission of inquiry into disengagement

Attorney-General Menahem Mazuz on Monday called on Knesset State Control Committee chairman Michael Eitan to reconsider establishing a state commission of inquiry into the problems of the Jewish settlers evacuated from the Gaza Strip. According to Mazuz, the committee called for the commission to examine issues that were not included in a report published by the State Comptroller in 2006 on specific problems related to the evacuees. Mazuz wrote that according to the law, in deciding to establish a commission of inquiry on the basis of a report by the State Comptroller, the committee must stick to the subjects examined by the comptroller. Eitan replied that he would consider Mazuz's opinion but reminded the attorney-general that he was not bound by it and that the Knesset had its own, independent legal adviser.