Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Israel Readies to Deal with Legal Challenges Over Gaza War

Jerusalem Post, February 16, 2009 - Concerned about a wave of legal actions abroad against IDF officers who took part in Operation Cast Lead, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni convened an interministerial staff meeting Monday and directed it to map out, within a week, where legal problems exist abroad and how to deal with them.

Last month, shortly after the Gaza operation and as organizations abroad made clear that they would press criminal charges against IDF officers involved in the operation, the cabinet passed a resolution that it would provide legal defense for all those involved, and set up the interministerial committee to deal with the situation....

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