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    • Cipora Julianna Kohn
    • 06.10.09 | 09:54 (IST)

    the goldstone report has caused incalculable harm to israel. it has put a sovereign democratic state on the same level as an outlawed terror entity. by so doing, it a priori blurs the line between a legitimate state and a terror organisation. goldstone has libeled the jewish state by his astonishing claim that israel had systematically attacked gaza civilians. goldstone, in arriving at that conclusion disregarded the numerous and varied warnings to gaza civilians to leave a given area of combat, just as he ignored the saily three hour humanitarian cease fire to allow the passage of goods from israel into gaza. goldstone accepted without question all testimony by hamas. yet abu obeida, head of police, clearly lied when he claimed that hamas had killed 80 idf members. yet goldstone refused to accept that the bombing of a house was a mistake, as the idf clearly stated, making the highly unjudicial claim that it could not have been so.

    from the article: A license to kill
    First published 02:10 06.10.09 | Last updated 09:21 06.10.09
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