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    • Michael N
    • 30.09.09 | 22:44 (IST)

    Why should the trying of the responsible parties for war crimes spell the end of the peace process as Netanyahu hastens to threaten? Israel has used every weapon at her disposal to scuttle the peace process, by omission or commission. The peace process has been moribund for long time because of the rampant settlement activity and the Gaza war crimes. Investigating the findings in the Goldstone report should clarify if indeed Israel has violated any laws of engagement. Bringing criminal parties, on both sides, to justice is only right and just. It should have nothing to do with reviving the negotiations between the parties unless one or both are disinterested in pursuing them. At this juncture, so it appears, Israel is more interested in expanding the settlements and denying the Palestinians their long overdue state.

    from the article: Goldstone: Israel intentionally targeted Gaza civilian sites
    First published 18:01 30.09.09 | Last updated 00:13 01.10.09
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