Israeli PM, bereaved family members spar at meeting on Gaza war report
Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the chairman of the ruling coalition faced tough questions on Wednesday from relatives of soldiers who fell during the 2014 operation in Gaza. Heated words were exchanged at the special meeting of a Knesset committee to discuss the state comptroller's findings on the operation. Netanyahu was confronted by Michal Kidar, widow of IDF Lieut. Col. Dolev Kidar, and Leah Goldin, mother of IDF 1st Lieut. Hadar Goldin whose body is still being held by Hamas. Ilan Saguy, the parent of another fallen IDF soldier, confronted David Biton, the chairman of the ruling coalition.
Netanyahu said some of the shortcomings mentioned in the state comptroller's report had been corrected and that the security cabinet will discuss the committee's recommendations within the next two weeks. He added that the committee recommended not to change the structure of the security cabinet, saying that such a change would make it difficult for the cabinet to reach decisions.