The Israeli Supreme Court allowed Brian Avery’s petition for a criminal investigation to be opened into his shooting in Jenin in April 2003. The IOF has until now refused to investigate the shooting. The court gave the IOF 45 days to explain to the court why no investigation was carried out. A date for a final hearing will then be set. This is unlikely to be for several months.
Even though the IOF was ordered at a previous hearing in February 2005 to investigate the shooting and interview witnesses who had already submitted statements, it failed to do so.
The IOF has consistently ignored decisions of the Supreme Court to identify who shot Brian and this could be his last bid for justice from the Israeli authorities. Despite the IOF’s obstruction of the judicial process Brian remains determined to find out who left him with severe facial injuries.