Daily Israel Report

Supreme Court Rejects "Oslo Criminals to Trial"

The Supreme Court has rejected a petition by the Victims of Arab Terror Association, refusing to order the establishment of a public commission of inquiry regarding the Oslo process.
First Publish: 7/9/2003, 12:45 PM

The Supreme Court rejected a petition by the Victims of Arab Terror Association this morning, refusing to order the establishment of a public commission of inquiry regarding the Oslo process. The petitioners, who filed the suit six months ago, had asked that an inquiry be launched into the mistakes of the governments that decided on and implemented the Oslo process, and the connection between the Oslo process and the accompanying terrorist attacks.

The Supreme Court also rejected the organization's plea to have the government members responsible for Oslo, and at least Yasser Arafat, put on trial. The Court explained that the petitioners had not exhausted other avenues, such as turning to the government or to other relevant bodies.

The Court also rejected another petition today, this one by an Arab resident of Hevron. He demanded that Israel remove the curfew it imposed on certain parts of the city. The judges accepted the State's position that the curfew is necessary to enforce security in the city.