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Reconsidering the Goldstone Report on Israel and war crimes

• Washington Post
The allegations of intentionality by Israel were based on the deaths of and injuries to civilians in situations where our fact-finding mission had no evidence on which to draw any other reasonable conclusion. While the investigations published by the Israeli military and recognized in the U.N. committee’s report have established the validity of some incidents that we investigated in cases involving individual soldiers, they also indicate that civilians were not intentionally targeted as a matter of policy.

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Comment by Mike Renzulli
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Islamists (like Hamas) have used the report's conclusions and the fact that the Israelis would not participate in the investigation Richard Goldstone's commission conducted as a way to drive home their lies about Israeli oppression in the Gaza Strip. Now, fortunately, Hamas and other pro-Palestinian groups have had the wind taken out of their sails with Goldstone's retraction.