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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 29.10.09 | 04:09 (IST)

    During Cast Lead Israel attacks which were gratuitous, unnecessary and lead directly to the Goldstone Commission were not the mindless blather of minor politicians. It was when Israel, flushed with glee, chose to bomb UN schools, shelters and warehouses with particular attention given to destroying the UN HQ and warehouses with incendiary White Phosphorous that the investigation became unavoidable. The gratuitous attack upon UN forces had become a signature of Israeli actions since the invasion of Lebanon in 1982. It had become a never missed event by the l1996 Qana massecre. In that instance the shelling included a shift in ordinance showed a malicious intent. In the Second Lebanon war a UN post was attacked as well as UN convoys of refugees given 'safe passage' by Israel. The Israeli right has a particular hatred for the UN and that was given free reign during Cast Lead. The attacks targeted UN shelters, warehouses, schools, and red cross ambulances. They led to Goldstone,

    from the article: Herzog: Israeli leaders' remarks led to Goldstone war crime accusations
    First published 23:23 28.10.09 | Last updated 23:36 28.10.09
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