Attorney-General Elyakim Rubenstein was quick to issue a statement this morning against such a move, saying that the recommendations of the Ohr Commission must be implemented in full. President Moshe Katzav also said today that the idea of a pardon-in-advance is a non-starter. In addition, Supreme Court Chief Justice Aharon Barak is known to have objected to the Bus 300 pardon at the time.
Education Minister Limor Livnat called on the Attorney-General not to "rock the police even more with still more investigations about the Arab riots of three years ago. They can only hurt the functioning of the police."
Minister Uzi Landau, who supervised the country's police department while serving in the previous government as Public Security Minister, said today that the country must provide the best legal protection possible for the accused policemen. "It is the state's obligation to provide legal protection for those who stood on the front line in protecting the rule of law," Landau said.