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Olmert Indicted As Deputy Is Accused of War Crimes


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Olmert Indicted As Deputy Is Accused of War Crimes

Donald Macintyre

JERUSALEM - The Israeli Attorney General has been urged to launch a criminal investigation into whether Shaul Mofaz, a leading prime ministerial candidate, ordered "war crimes" to be committed when he was the military's chief of staff.

A leading Israeli law professor has written to justice officials, calling for the investigation into claims - highlighted by The Independent last month - that during a briefing to army officers in May 2001, after the start of the second Palestinian uprising, Mr Mofaz ordered a daily "quota" of Palestinian deaths.