UN Chief Can't Judge If Gaza Probes Are Credible

(AP/Washington Post) John Heilprin - A report from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released Thursday to the General Assembly indicates he was uncertain whether UN demands were met for "credible" investigations into allegations that Israel or the Palestinians deliberately targeted civilians during last year's Gaza conflict. In a short preface to his report, Ban said "no determination can be made on the implementation of the resolution by the parties concerned." Israel says it did everything it could to limit civilian casualties and that the military operation was launched in self-defense to protect civilians in southern Israel from rocket and mortar attacks from Gaza.

2010-02-05 08:30:50

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