Policy, which was brought up recently by government ministers purportedly as a way to deter potential terrorists, was ruled out by state's top legal officials.03:29 10.02.16 | 0 comments
Some people seem to be missing what's happening here. The EU is not proposing to form a human shield at the UN to protect Israel. The UK-French proposal is that Israel and Hamas must undertake to hold genuine INDEPENDENT JUDICIAL inquiries if they want the EU's help in stopping Wednesday's UNGA motion going to the Security Council. That is exactly what Goldstone proposed: first the judicial inquiries on both sides, then a decision what to do about any war crimes revealed. Hamas has already paid lip service to holding such an inquiry, Israel has tried to wiggle round it by having an internal political review. NEITHER will get away with a cosmetic whitewash here. If they want the support of the West, they need to pretty quickly agree to do the right thing, as specified by Goldstone.