At the end of a lengthy and complicated investigation, and after reviewing all the relevant evidence, the Military Advocate General concluded that there was insufficient evidence, to the standard required in criminal proceedings, for the purpose of taking legal action against any of the soldiers involved in the incident which led to the death of Bassem Abu Rahmeh, during a riot that took place on 17 April 2009. The evidence in the case was not able to substantiate that the shooting took place without the relevant orders being received.

An update of this decision was passed to the High Court of Justice and the representatives of the deceased’s family. In light of the MAG’s conclusion, the State announced that on request of the deceased’s family the material relating to the investigation would be submitted for their review (in accordance with applicable procedure) to allow for them and their representatives to challenge the MAG’s decision.