On 12 July 2006, the suspect, as Chief of Staff, ordered air
strikes on villages and cities in Lebanon, causing destruction and killing
for 34 days. This is prohibited under international law.
Following the air strikes, which destroyed infrastructure
and necessities for human life, nearly 900,000 people were forced to leave
their homes or remain without shelter for weeks. Despite this, the suspect
continued to order his pilots to bombard Lebanon repeatedly, wiping out
4 years earlier, in July 2002, the suspect ordered a one-ton
bomb to be dropped on a house in Rafah, Gaza, causing the deaths of 15
people including 9 children, and injuring dozens more.
In July 2008, after collecting evidence, testimony and
documents, a complaint was submitted to the High Court of Spain on suspicion
that Halutz had committed a war crime by ordering a one-ton bomb to be dropped on
a house in Gaza. The court has issued a warrant for his arrest.
Description of the suspect: an olive-skinned man about 60
years old, of average height, graying hair, wearing glasses.
Photo courtesy of the office of the chief of staff