Defense Minister Benny Gantz announced that he had decided to set up an inquiry committee into the Submarine Affair – which allegedly saw Israeli officials advocate for the purchase of submarines and patrol boats from a German manufacturer in exchange for kickbacks.
The committee will be chaired by retired District Court Judge Amnon Strashnov. Alongside him will be Yael Grill, former director of procurement at the Prime Minister’s Office – as well as Maj. Gen. (Res.) Avraham Ben-Shoshan, Commander-in-Chief of the Israeli Navy.
The committee will have four months to submit a finalized report of its findings and conclusions.