Supreme Court President Justice Asher Grunis decided on Wednesday to hold another hearing in the lawsuit submitted by Capt. R., an IDF officer who shot and killed a 14 year old Arab girl who approached an IDF outpost under his command near Rafiah, against journalist Ilana Dayan and her investigative program “Uvda”.
The hearing will take be presided by nine judges.
Dayan portrayed the incident in a way that made the IDF soldiers appear callous and included a sequence of video segments which was not from the day of the incident. The Jerusalem District Court has previously found Dayan and Uvda's production firm guilty of libel and fined them NIS 300,000 in damages. The Supreme Court later overturned the ruling and cleared Dayan.