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Attorney general says government has been making decisions without following legal procedures

Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara at a welcome ceremony for her in Jerusalem on February 8, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara at a welcome ceremony for her in Jerusalem on February 8, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara warns the government against making decisions in the absence of “binding professional and legal infrastructure,” which she says has occurred several times in recent weeks.

“This letter was sent following a number of recent events, in which substantial decisions were brought for the government’s approval during its meetings, in the absence of a binding professional and legal infrastructure or when it was stated in advance that there is a legal impediment,” she writes in the letter sent to members of government.

“Government decisions have significant economic, security and social consequences for the public, and therefore it must be ensured that these decisions are made according to proper processes with coordination between government ministries,” she continues. “In the absence of such infrastructure, illegal decisions may be made that harm the public interest.”

She instructs the government to reverse any decisions made via improper avenues and to discuss them anew “after the completion of the required professional and legal work.”

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