JERUSALEM: A long-awaited government probe into last year's war in Lebanon on Monday accused Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of a ``severe failure'' in his handling of the conflict, dealing a harsh blow that further weakened the embattled Israeli leader. But a close aide said Mr. Olmert would not resign. The report said Mr. Olmert acted hastily in leading the country to war last July 12 without having a comprehensive plan. The war broke out after Hezbollah guerillas killed three soldiers and captured two others in a cross-border raid. The report cited a ``severe failure in the lack of judgment, responsibility and caution.'' Mr. Olmert, after receiving a copy of the findings, said ``failures will be remedied''. AP