Israeli reservists want newspaper investigated


JERUSALEM (JTA) — IDF reservists have asked Israel’s attorney general to investigate a major newspaper for publishing testimonies by soldiers alleging human rights violations.

More than 46 reservists who served in Israel’s recent military operation in Gaza sent a letter to Attorney General Menachem Mazuz asking him to launch a criminal investigation into the Hebrew-language daily Ha’aretz for publishing the claims of at least two soldiers without checking to make sure they were real.

The soldiers said later that they did not actually witness the incidents. An IDF investigation determined that the events described never happened.

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