Gaza mortar shells target Israeli forces searching for Hamas tunnels; Israel responds with airstrike, tank fire and declares border area a closed military zone; Hamas evacuates two schools as a precautionary measure.21:44 04.05.16 | 4 comments
that the motion approved was not the watered down one. Here is what the European Jewish Press reported about the debate:-"On the eve of the voting however, the joint motion for resolution from the four parties was removed from the plenary session's agenda after the European People's Party (EPP), the main center-right political group, blocked it. Instead of voting on one joint resolution, the parliamentarians were planning to vote on six different proposed resolutions and stick with the one that gets the most votes. But on Wednesday, the motion for a resolution tabled by the EPP which instead of demanding the Goldstone Report's implementation called for both parties to investigate accusations of war crimes, was rejected in the plenary session, prompting the Socialists, Liberals, Greens and Left groups to table again a joint resolution that was finally approved"