Monday, February 27, 2017

Israel's 2014 Gaza War Report To Be Released Tomorrow

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) meets with then-IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz (center) and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (right) in southern Israel on July 21, 2014. (Kobi Gideon/GPO/Flash90)

AFP: Israel braces for Gaza war report

Israeli politicians and ex-generals are scambling for cover ahead of the publication on Tuesday of a report expected to slam their conduct of the costly 2014 Gaza war.

The findings of a two-year inquiry, due to be released at 1400 GMT, are widely expected to inflict collateral damage on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, then-defence minister Moshe Yaalon and former army chief of staff Benny Gantz for failing to prepare for the threat posed by Hamas tunnels from Gaza, despite intelligence warnings.

Players past and present have been frantically "briefing reporters, providing leaks, and besmirching their opponents, some directly and some obliquely", as Maariv daily put it on Monday.

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WNU Editor: In the meantime .... the conflict between Israel and Hamas continues .... Israeli aircraft attack Hamas targets after rocket fired from Gaza (Reuters).

More News On Israel's 2014 Gaza War Report To Be Released Tomorrow

Netanyahu ready to deflect blame for Gaza war woes -- Jerusalem Post
Ya'alon, Gantz go on offensive ahead of Gaza war report -- The Times of Israel
Politicians gird for battle ahead of contentious 2014 Gaza War report -- The Times of Israel
Former Israeli Defense Chiefs Decry 'Lie' That Israel Lost 2014 Gaza War -- Haaretz

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