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Israeli professor calls for investigation of Gaza op

A prominent Israeli professor urges the government to immediately establish an investigative committee with the purpose of drawing lessons from Operation Protective Edge and the fighting in the Gaza Strip.

Yehezkel Dror, a member of the 2008 Winograd Commission that harshly criticized government unpreparedness and the IDF’s tactical and logistical failures against Hezbollah during the 2006 Second Lebanon War, says in a series of interviews on Monday that the drawn out conflict in Gaza, and Hamas’s unwillingness to halt rocket fire, suggest that the army must come up with new and improved combat strategies.

Professor Yehezkel Dror (photo credit: YouTube screen cap)
Professor Yehezkel Dror (photo credit: YouTube screen cap)

“I’m not a member of the security cabinet and I have no access to classified information, so I can not give ratings, or know whether there were any defects [during the operation],” Dror says in an interview with Channel 2. “However, it is clear that there are many lessons to be learned, there are problems that everyone is talking about.”

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