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Post time 2009-9-29 17:39:39 |Display all floors
(CNN) -- A United Nations group will present a scathing report Tuesday on Israel's conduct during its military offensive into Gaza that began late last year.

The U.N. Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict is headed by Richard Goldstone.

In the report, released earlier this month, the U.N. group accused Israel of committing "actions amounting to war crimes, possibly crimes against humanity" during its military incursion into Gaza from December 27 to January 18.

The group, called the U.N. Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, is headed by South African judge Richard Goldstone.

Goldstone is scheduled to present the 400-plus page report to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva Tuesday.

The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights will present her own report after Goldstone.

Goldstone's report also found that Palestinian militants committed war crimes, but the overwhelming majority of the report's criticism targets Israel.

Israel did not cooperate in the investigation.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry issued a statement earlier saying Israel "did not feel able to cooperate with the Fact Finding Mission because its mandate was clearly one-sided and ignored the thousands of Hamas missiles attacks on civilians in southern Israel that made the Gaza Operation necessary."

Rights group: Israeli offensive killed mostly civilians

The report claims that the Israeli Defense Forces "failed to take feasible precautions required by international law to avoid or minimize loss of civilian life, injury to civilians and damage to civilian objects."

The U.N. report also said Israel fired the chemical agent white phosphorous in civilian areas, intentionally fired upon hospitals using high-explosive artillery shells, and failed to provide effective warnings to civilians or U.N. workers before attacks. It also claims that Israel used Palestinian civilians as human shields and deliberately attacked Palestinian food supplies in Gaza.

The report recommends that the U.N. Security Council require the government of Israel to launch appropriate independent investigations into the findings of the report within three months. The findings also recommend that the alleged Israeli war crimes be explored by the International Criminal Court's prosecutor.

The findings also call on the Palestinian leadership to investigate alleged war crimes, for militants to respect humanitarian law, and for the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit on humanitarian grounds.

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Post time 2009-9-29 18:28:29 |Display all floors

I wonder when is the same UN commission going ..........

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............... to present a report about the day by day Hamas attacks on Israeli civilians with Kassam missiles,  from the Gaza strip, across the border ........ into the towns and villages in the southern part of Israel.

Chronologicaly, this report should have been presented first, .................. because this Kassam missiles brought about the misery that the UN is now trying to report.


....... such a bunch of hypocrites!!! .................. and they get payd a salary for it!!!!

[ Last edited by rrhonda at 2009-9-29 06:29 PM ]
If everybody are thinking alike ...... then ...... nobody is THINKING.

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Post time 2009-9-29 19:59:15 |Display all floors
rrhonda, day by day? Do you mean 'daily'? If so, please post from your Israeli news source each new missle attack. If that is happening daily I'd like to know please.

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Post time 2009-9-29 20:14:39 |Display all floors
Originally posted by Morgezuma at 2009-9-29 17:39
(CNN) -- A United Nations group will present a scathing report Tuesday on Israel's conduct during its military offensive into Gaza that began late last year.
...The report recommends that the U.N. Security Council require the government of Israel to launch appropriate independent investigations into the findings of the report within three months. The findings also recommend that the alleged Israeli war crimes be explored by the International Criminal Court's prosecutor.


The U.S. will in all probability veto any Security Council resolution critical if Israel, as it has in the past.

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Post time 2009-9-29 20:37:15 |Display all floors

Gets away with murder

Israel gets away with murder.Literally.

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Post time 2009-9-29 20:38:01 |Display all floors
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Post time 2009-9-29 22:10:01 |Display all floors
Originally posted by ANOSEWORTHY at 2009-9-29 20:38


Evidence ? Proof ?
Nuff Said
Ta Ta


Excuse me, did you read the report?

"The U.N. report also said Israel fired the chemical agent white phosphorous in civilian areas, intentionally fired upon hospitals using high-explosive artillery shells, and failed to provide effective warnings to civilians or U.N. workers before attacks. It also claims that Israel used Palestinian civilians as human shields and deliberately attacked Palestinian food supplies in Gaza."

All of those actions are war-crimes.

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