State Department Criticizes Goldstone Report, Palestinian Rhetoric

(State Department) The U.S. State Department's annual human rights report, released Thursday, noted that the report of the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict (commonly known as the "Goldstone report") "was widely criticized for methodological failings, legal and factual errors, falsehoods, and for devoting insufficient attention to the asymmetrical nature of the conflict and the fact that Hamas and other Palestinian militants were deliberately operating in heavily populated urban areas of Gaza." In addition, the report said: "Rhetoric by Palestinian terrorist groups included expressions of anti-Semitism, as did sermons by some Muslim religious leaders. Some Palestinian religious leaders rejected the right of Israel to exist. Hamas' al-Aqsa television station carried shows for preschoolers extolling hatred of Jews and suicide bombings."

2010-03-12 09:14:34

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