The Or Commission of Inquiry into events inside Israel in October 2000, meanwhile, which left 13 Palestinians dead, resumed hearings in early June after a 2 month break following a confrontation between a police witness and the father of one of the deceased young men. Israeli policemen have confirmed in their testimonies that live fire was used against Palestinian demonstrators when there was no threat to the lives of the police officers.
An Israeli journalist who appeared before the commission, moreover, revealed that police officers who had testified before the commission concerning the use of live fire, had made contradictory and recorded statements in October to the Israeli press The Commission members have repeatedly called into question the testimonies of police officers and whether statements of the police witnesses had been "adjusted" prior to appearing before the panel.
At one point during the hearings in June, the Chairman of the Commission, Justice Theodor Or, accused the Chief Superintendent Yaron Meir of "giving untrue answers". The Commission later reprimanded police witnesses who were seen conferring about the content of their testimony during the hearings. It was also revealed in June that Israeli police have been supplied with so-called Dum-Dum bullets, banned under international humanitarian law, appearing to confirm several reports that Dum-Dum bullets had been used against Palestinians in at least some of the shootings.