Black People : Israel urges UN to cancel Goldstone Report on Gaza war

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  1. Amnat77

    Amnat77 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Israel has called on the UN to cancel a report that said it possibly committed war crimes during its 2008-2009 military offensive in Gaza.

    The report's author, South African judge Richard Goldstone, said on Friday that new accounts indicated Israel had not deliberately targeted civilians.

    He said that if he had known what he knew now, "the Goldstone Report would have been a different document".

    Israel's prime minister said the remark meant the report "should be buried".

    Operation Cast Lead was launched in response to repeated rocket attacks on Israeli territory by militants in Gaza. Some 1,400 Palestinians were killed, including hundreds of civilians, as well as 13 Israelis.
    Hamas criticised

    The Goldstone Report, published in September 2009, concluded that both the Israeli military and militants from the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which controls Gaza, had committed potential war crimes and possible crimes against humanity during the offensive.

    The UN-appointed expert panel led by Mr Goldstone accused Israel of using disproportionate force, deliberately targeting civilians and destroying civilian infrastructure, and using people as human shields.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12949016
     
  2. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    And at the rate things are going and have been going in since then,

    in Palestine with the genocide, new settlements and abuse of Ethiopians and other African immigrants,
    they may just get away with it:qqb012:
     
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    Maybe they should

    http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/apr/04/un-un-israel-war-crimes/

    The Associated Press

    Monday, April 4, 2011 | 7:08 a.m.

    The U.N.'s top human rights body that commissioned an investigation of Israel's 2009 incursion into Gaza will continue to treat it as a legitimate working document, even though the lead author has backtracked from some of the report's most damning allegations against Israel.

    Israel has called for the report to be withdrawn after Richard Goldstone, a former South African judge and U.N. war crimes prosecutor, said in an op-ed piece that he was reconsidering the conclusion that Israel deliberately targeted civilians during the three-week offensive against Palestinian militant group Hamas.

    If the person that wrote the report is now backtracking about the validity of the report, then it should require review. should it not?
     
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