Olmert to establish mechanism to investigate the war

Monday, August 21, 2006 |  by Staff Writer
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced yesterday during the weekly Cabinet meeting that he plans to establish an agreeable mechanism to investigate the failures during the recent war in Lebanon.

Olmert made the announcement in response to proposals raised by ministers Ophir Pines-Paz (Labor) and Eital Cabel (Labor) who called for a National Committee of Inquiry to conduct the investigation into the failures of the war.

Olmert said he is consulting the Attorney General on the subject.

Defense Minister Amir Peretz said that the committee he established, headed by former IDF Chief of Staff Lt. General (Ret) Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, will investigate all successes and failures in the war. “We will not leave anything on the table,” Peretz said.

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