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Another senior British authorized determine, who requested to not be named, mentioned that whereas the letter could present “animus,” it was not, of their view, related to the query of building motives for final week’s drone strike.

Although the IDF has concluded its probe, a judicial inquiry is ongoing to find out whether or not felony costs ought to be introduced in opposition to these concerned within the airstrike.

Col. Mandel is the best rating officer to have been dismissed in connection to the airstrikes. In 2007, he was named within the Israeli media as one of many IDF’s “ten most promising religious officers”.

The son of a Holocaust survivor, he lives in Gush Etzion, a cluster of Israeli settlements within the occupied West Bank.

In his youth, he studied at a non secular faculty run by the Ateret Cohanim, a right-wing Jewish organisation devoted to “returning, reclaiming, and rebuilding a United Jerusalem”.

Since 2000, the organisation has been buying land within the Arab neighbourhoods of East Jerusalem outdoors the Old City.