The Goldstone Commision Report. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Stephen.
    • 16.09.09 | 11:22 (IDT)

    The report has only stated facts. Facts collected by the respective visit to Gaza. The veracity of those facts will undoubtedly become contentious for ALL parties. Gaza launched some 8000 missiles on Israel. Fact. Israel retaliated by invading a heavily populated Gaza, whereby 1.400 people civilians died. Fact..? Its easy to call militants of Hamas civilians as we have all noticed that Israel did not actually find that much resistance, for Israel expected to face off with some 20.000 Hamas fighters. Obviously these fighters disappeared into the twilight zone. Armies have always fought each other, normally wearing uniforms. So how could Israel defend itself, or in fact how could decent conduct be described in any type of warfare by any Army against a terrorist movement entrenched amongst civilians.? Sri Lanka,Pakistan,Chechnya,Afghanistan and Iraq do come to mind. Both Israel and Hamas are guilty. Fact. No doubt said sad affair will continue.

    from the article: UN probe: Israel, Palestinians both guilty of Gaza war crimes
    First published 17:29 15.09.09 | Last updated 22:23 15.09.09
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