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AG approved killing of PIJ leader after being told it would not lead to war

Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem, May 29, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem, May 29, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara says she gave Prime Minister Yair Lapid the go-ahead to carry out the killing of a Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader without convening the security cabinet because she was assured the act would not lead to war.

In response to a question from Channel 12 as to why she did not insist the cabinet be convened in accordance with the law, Baharav-Miara says that the security establishment had assured her the strike would not lead to war, so it was not necessary to convene the top level security body.

Baharav-Miara notes that every case was judged individually.

“In this case, given the intelligence information assessment meetings, the professional security officials unanimously said that the military action that had been decided on given the circumstances was not a military action that could lead to war,” she says

“Given the professional assessment, the judicial decision was made,” she adds.

 

 

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