Meretz MK demands Olmert address the Knesset

MK Zehava Gal-On (Meretz) demanded that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert address the Knesset, as demanded by the Basic Law: Government ahead of a declaration of war. According to Galon, past experience has shown that actions such as those being carried out in Gaza by the IDF, including collective punishment of the civilian population, could develop into an all-out war.