So, Goldstone says that the timing of the 1st attack was intended to create the greatest disruption and widespread panic amongst the civilian population. First, so what. Militarily, that is a strategic advantage since Hamas is completely imbedded in that population and cannot be segregated from it. In short, even if that were the strategy, and there is no evidence, only speculation, the strategy has a military advantage that beenfits the Israeli civilians that had been under constant barbardment for years. Goldstone simply to be applying rules decontextually, a major failing of brand new law students. Where was the discussion of the context?????? Goldstone deals with that by simply stating that he was not getting into the justification for the war. Well, the justification for the war informs the justification for various strategies. Its an important report all right. It has discredited Goldstone amongst jurists forever.
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from the article: Security Council rejects special Goldstone report session