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Israeli Supreme Court's take on the obligation to investigate military misconduct

The Israeli Supreme Court has recently rejected a petition that was filed by two NGO demanding that a criminal investigation be conducted into the 2004 Israeli military operations in the Gaza Strip, including, amongst other atrocities, the indiscriminate killings that took place in Rafah and the disproportionate damage incurred by the population of the southern parts of the Strip. It is interesting to note some of the statements made during the hearing conducted by a three-judge panel, at the head of which was Justice Dorit Beinish, President of the Israeli Supreme Court. A popular Israeli newspaper reports that the justices…