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Gaza War Inquiry

By Tzvi Fishman
1/7/2009, 12:00 AM

Getting rid of Hamas is only the first phase of the Gaza War. In order for the surgery to be complete, we have to get rid of the corrupt and incompetent politicians who brought this terrible situation about in the first place. To accomplish this, the people of Israel must demand a national public inquiry into the causes of the Gaza War. A public judiciary committee must be chosen that will have the power to convict and punish those responsible for the Hamas cancer in our midst, for the storm of Kassam rockets that has traumatized our nation, and for the cost of the war.

The investigation must begin with the arrogant political leaders, and their mafia of cronies, who orchestrated the Disengagement from Gaza and Gush Katif. Their egotistical cries of, "We will decide what will be!" motivated from their own personal or political gain, still ring out over the roar of fighter planes and tanks. Every Knesset member who voted for the Disengagement must be barred from holding public office. The heads of the Israeli Army who collaborated with the Disengagement, without warning the Israeli public of the dangers, must also be brought to trial. Next, the judges of the Supreme Court who turned a blind eye to the immorality of the expulsion must be stripped of all judicial authority. And the heads of the Israeli media, and the reporters who waged a campaign of libel against the settlers of Gush Katif, Judea, and Samaria, must be brought before the committee without recourse to journalistic immunity.

Getting rid of the Hamas is not enough. In order to insure a strong and safe Israel in the future, the Jews of Israel must rise up and demand that the people responsible for this tragic fiasco be barred from further public service.