Israel urges UN to cancel Goldstone Report on Gaza war

Source: BBC News

zoriah_gaza_tunnel_tunnels_egypt_rocket_jihad_hamas_rafah__2008081308FD9T0187_1Israel 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.

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