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Gantz asks AG to give position on forming state commission of inquiry

Defense Minister Benny Gantz appeals to Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to give his legal opinion on the feasibility of forming a state commission of inquiry under the transitional government.

“There is an urgency in forming a committee quickly so that it can carry out a preliminary probe while information is readily available,” he writes to him.

He adds that “only a state commission will be able to manage all aspects of an investigation into the disaster.”

Such a panel “will not bring families back their loved ones or help their pain, but it can prevent such a disaster from happening in the future,” he says.”

Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz speaks during a conference in Jerusalem, March 7, 2021. (AP Photo/ Sebastian Scheiner)
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