For 1st time, Israel’s top court discusses atomic energy commission

Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday addressed the issue of the country's atomic energy commission for the first time in its history. It came as the court took up an appeal submitted by 108 individuals seeking to regulate the body's status and formalize oversight of the commission.
The petitioners claim that the functioning and the oversight of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC) has never been codified. The body was established under an order issued in the 1950s by then Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, and by means of a number of government decisions under tight secrecy. The petitioners also assert that the IAEC deals with many fields related to the welfare and security of Israel's citizens including nuclear safety, licensing facilities and activities, treating nuclear waste, and advising the government on nuclear issues.
Since Wednesday's hearing was designated as classified, no other details were released.

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