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  4/15/2013, Iyar 5, 5773

Report: 65 Pillar of Defense Misconduct Cases Closed


The Israeli military has closed probes into more that 60 allegations of misconduct during its Pillar of Defense campaign against Gaza terrorists last fall, according to a Monday report by Agence France PresseIn a report received by AFP on Sunday, the army said its Military Advocate General had "reviewed the factual findings, as far as they existed, with respect to approximately 65 incidents, and did not find a basis for opening a criminal investigation in those cases."

Among the incidents was a November 18 air strike on a family home in Gaza City in which Mohammed Al-Dallu, a Hamas policeman described by the army as a
terrorist, was killed along with nine members of his family and two neighbours. According to the report, "The regrettable deaths of members of the al-Dallu family were caused as a result of an attack aimed against a senior terrorist operative and several other terrorists responsible for launching many dozens of missile and rocket attacks," against Israeli population centers. The Israel Defense Forces added that about 15 more incidents were still being probed.