Israel to UN Human Rights Council: Goldstone Report a "Betrayal of Israelis and Moderate Palestinians Alike"

[Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs] Israel's representative to the UN in Geneva, Amb. Aharon Leshno Yaar, told the UN Human Rights Council Tuesday: When Colonel Richard Kemp, Commander of British forces in Afghanistan was asked about Israel's conduct in Gaza, he replied: "I don't think there has ever been a time in the history of warfare when any army has made more efforts to reduce civilian casualties and deaths of innocent people than the IDF in Gaza." Unlike the Hamas terrorists who rejoice with every civilian death, Israel regards every civilian casualty as a tragedy. Israel is committed to fully examining every allegation of wrongdoing, not because of this report but despite it. In providing support and vindication for terrorist tactics, it is a betrayal of Israelis and moderate Palestinians alike.

2009-09-30 06:00:00

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