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Gal-On wants PM to report on Syria airstrike

Meretz MK asks A-G to press Olmert to report to Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee about reported airstrike in Syria

Meretz MK Zahava Gal-On asked Attorney General Menachem Mazuz on Monday to press Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to report to the Knesset on the alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria over 10 days ago.


In a letter to Mazuz, Gal-On said Olmert had a constitutional obligation to inform the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee about operations against targets in enemy states like Syria.


"In light of reports in the foreign media about an airstrike in Syria carried out by Israeli aircraft about two and a half weeks ago, and in light of the complete blackout imposed by Israel on what happened, if it happened, I ask you to press the prime minister to honor his constitutional obligations and report the details of the unusual IDF operations to the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee," Gal-On wrote.


"According to the Basic Law it is inconceivable that the Knesset does not supervise IDF operations beyond our borders. Otherwise members of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee become members of a club where they hear updates without being able to supervise," she added.


Gal-On told Ynet: "I do not insist the prime minister reports to the committee in person. It is possible he sends a representative who was among the decision-makers."


פרסום ראשון: 09.17.07, 15:02
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