Bereaved families call on prime minister to quit

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 |  by Staff Writer
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert does not plan on resigning when the Winograd Committee report is released next month, revealing decisions made during the recent war in Lebanon, Army Radio reported on Wednesday morning.

The Winograd Committee was a government appointed commission designed to investigate the failures of the war in Lebanon last summer.

Family members of soldiers killed during the war are calling on the prime minister, defense minister and army chief of staff to resign.

Moshe Nissan, father of Yinon Nissan, who was killed before the cease-fire went into effect said, “I think they should have resigned right after the war. I believe that Olmert was probably trying to show the world, or Hizballah, that he has a lot of power … and we are the ones who paid the price.”

“I’m trying to figure out where he gets the gall to remain in his position,” he continued, “He lies when he says he has met with the bereaved families – he has only met a few.”

“People are putting the cart before the horse,” Member of Knesset Meir Sheetrit told Israel Radio. “I urge everyone to wait and see what appears in the report before making any speculations; people are already dancing on the prime minister's grave.”

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