Tragic results, including civilian death and damage to property - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Joseph .E
    • 31.01.10 | 14:35 (IST)

    do not necessarily mean that violations of international law have occurred. The complexity and scale of such operations means that inevitably there are tragic instances, mistakes, and errors of judgment. A harsh reminder for the Jewish State of Israel of this reality is the fact that nearly half of its soldiers killed during the Gaza Operation were killed by IDF fire mistakenly directed towards them. The UN investigation has been widely faulted for its lack of objectivity, duplicitous methodology and biased mandate predetermining its conclusions. The appointment of the Mission followed the adoption on 12 January 2009 of the marshalled and politicised resolution S-9/1 that knowingly attacked the Jewish State of Israel mentioned viciously as 'The Occupied Palestinian Territories".

    from the article: Netanyahu leaning toward probe into alleged Gaza war crimes
    First published 01:43 31.01.10 | Last updated 16:59 31.01.10
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