He retracted the accusation that Israel purposely and willfully targeted civilians but he did not contract these facts: More than 3,500 homes were destroyed, of which the IDF admitted later more than 90% had nothing to do with terrorists or aiding terrorists. Hundreds of innocent people were killed, including more than 100 children - and these are once again the Israeli army figures, not Hamas's. Wanton destruction above and beyond anything civilized armies do and the killing of hundreds of innocents. Does it really matter what the Israeli intent was when the results were so over the top? Does Israel want to emulate the behaviour of Syria, Iran, Libya, and Zimbabwe when indiscriminately going after its enemies? It most certainly did with Operation Cast Lead.
Helicopter carrying at least 14 crashes in western Norway (AP)
from the article: What exactly did Goldstone 'retract' from his report on Gaza?