Palestinians, Allies Reopen Gaza War Crimes Debate in Geneva

[AP/Washington Post] Frank Jordans - The UN Human Rights Council will reopen the debate about alleged war crimes in Gaza later this week after Palestinians succeeded in gathering enough support to call a special meeting, officials said Tuesday. The Goldstone report accuses Israeli forces and Palestinian militants of war crimes and possible crimes against humanity during their Dec. 27-Jan. 18 war. It will be the sixth time that Israel has been the subject of a special session by the Geneva-based council. Each previous session has resulted in a resolution critical of Israel. Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said, "We still think that this report is very dangerous and is disconnected from reality. This report was based almost exclusively on Hamas propaganda."

2009-10-14 06:00:00

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