Final Report by Turkel Committee Turkel Committee: In Future Probes, Political Echelon Could Be Held Criminally Responsible for Alleged IDF War Crimes

Panel suggests using legislation to establish new norms of accountability; defense and intelligence officials are expressing their reservations.

The Turkel Committee, which investigated the 2010 Israel Defense Forces sea raid on the Mavi Marmara as it tried to break the Gaza blockade, recommends dramatic changes in the way decisions are made about opening investigations of possible war crimes by IDF soldiers against Palestinians.