Knesset Committee Gets Meeting With Netanyahu on Gaza War, Finally

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Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu leads a Likud faction meeting in the Knesset on Monday. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

In many cases, a critical report issued by the state comptroller’s office is duly noted by the officials targeted, who promise to “learn lessons” from it, and that is more or less the last heard about it.

But Tuesday’s scathing assessment of the government’s handling of the 2014 Gaza war will not be shelved so easily.

To make sure of that, the Knesset’s State Control Committee is looking forward to a special session with Prime Minister Netanyahu in April to discuss the comptroller’s findings.

Committee head MK Karin Elharar (Yesh Atid) said Tuesday that “the prime minister will come to the State Control Committee because he must give answers to the bereaved families, to the fighters preparing for the next war and to the entire nation of Israel.”

Elharar also noted she had been trying for an “endless amount of time” to schedule such a meeting with Netanyahu on the Gaza war, but he “did everything he could to avoid it.”

“I will not allow the prime minister or anyone else to avoid giving answers on being better prepared for the next conflict,” she added.

The meeting is set for April 19, “but if it were up to me, this meeting would be held next week,” she declared.