Sunday, April 3, 2011

Israel calls for removing the Goldstone report on the war in Gaza

Jerusalem. .- After an article restrictive South African judge Richard Goldstone, urged Israel today to withdraw his report two years ago about the war in Gaza (December 2008-January 2009), local media reported today. Goldstone wrote in an article in the American newspaper "The Washington Post that has received much more information about the war.

"If I had known what I know today, the report Goldstone would have been a very different document," wrote the judge, who chaired the UN commission accused Israel and the Palestinian radical group Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, war crimes. The Israeli head of state, Shimon Peres, demanded an official apology from Goldstone, Israeli radio reported today.

Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, called Saturday night to withdraw the controversial report. In your opinion should go to stop "the garbage of history." He urged United Nations to immediately rescind the document. In the article published Friday in the U.S. newspaper, Goldstone also notes that Israel has to seriously investigate Aucas on crimes committed during the war in Gaza.

Hamas, however, has done nothing to investigate the rocket attacks by Palestinian militants against Israel. Israeli research has shown that the crimes were committed by soldiers isolated. In addition, it has become clear "that no civilians were targeted" attacks. In the letter, the judge also lamented then Israel would not cooperate with the UN committee.

"Unfortunately, our research team then had no evidence about the circumstances in which civilians were hit (by bullets), because that would probably have influenced the final conclusions about the intent and war crimes", wrote . Israel justified the three-week offensive dubbed Cast Lead action as a necessary defense against the continuous launching of rockets by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip.

During the conflict killed more than 1,400 Palestinians and wounded thousands.

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