Thursday, August 19, 2010

(NEWS) UN Releases Responses To Goldstone

"Ban Ki-moon declines to comment on Israeli, Palestinian reports.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday released the Israeli and Palestinian investigations responding to the Goldstone report, which alleged war crimes during Operation Cast Lead in Gaza in the winter of 2008-2009.

Israel reported it had launched over 150 investigations into misconduct and law violations, opened 47 criminal investigations, and initiated criminal prosecutions of four soldiers in separate incidents, while Hamas 'appeared to have done nothing at all to investigate the alleged violations,' according to the UN Human Rights Council, which also slammed the Israeli investigation for falling short of being 'thorough and impartial.'"

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