A state of no primacy of law - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ussishkin
    • 31.01.10 | 03:42 (IST)

    We are become a state of no law, no accountability by our state agents, no recognition of our law and our democracy by settlers who claim to be citizens. There must be an independent investigation into the IDF's conduct in Cast Lead, not because of Goldstone but because the IDF is answerable to the people of this nation. The IDF is subservient to the nation. If it is deemed right to carry out such an investigation, or such an investigation is being considered the IDF has no position to say whether tis sahould happen or not. It is a servant of the state and not vice versa. If the IDF is 'obeyed ' in this context and no investigation takes place, we have become a nation where the law and the will of the people are no longer primary, but we have become subservient to the IDF. We are no longer a democracy or a state of laws.

    from the article: Netanyahu leaning toward probe into alleged Gaza war crimes
    First published 01:43 31.01.10 | Last updated 16:59 31.01.10
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