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    • Lisa in Chicago
    • 02.02.10 | 19:19 (IST)

    I love the armchair military investigators who write in their conclusions based on a newspaper article and think they have their "AHA moment." Did you actually read the Goldstone Report? The summary at least? Goldstone's qualifications and history of acting with integrity to do the investigation into Gaza is impeccable. He also is an unabashed supporter of Israel. That's why he was chosen to do the U.N. investigation BECAUSE ISRAEL REFUSED TO DO THEIR OWN INVESTIGATION. PERIOD. Why refuse if there was nothing to hide? Goldstone's report was even-handed and consistent with the findings of human rights organizations such as B'Tselem and Human Rights Watch. And the results of all of these investigations is consistent with the stories told by IDF soldiers themselves through Breaking the Silence. And how about the 1400 dead? Majority civilians? 400+ children? The continued siege? What more proof is needed of Israel's complete disregard of human rights and international law?

    from the article: Report: UN evidence counters Israel's account of Gaza war
    First published 10:17 02.02.10 | Last updated 10:54 02.02.10
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