Did Israel Commit War Crimes in Gaza?

This week, Richard Goldstone wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post in which he admitted that the evidence demonstrates that Israel did not intentionallytarget civilians during Operation Cast Lead. This admission invalidates the fundamental premise of what is commonly known as the Goldstone Report, the report of the UN Human Rights Council’s commission to investigate possible war crimes committed by Israel. Goldstone himself now seeks to correct the report, removing accusations of intentionality by Israel.

Isolated acts by individual soldiers and accidents that caused the deaths of civilians are not investigated by international commissions. Never in history. Never. Only national policies that support war crimes. Misdeeds of individuals have historically been punished only by their own government such as the case of the American soldiers who abused prisoners in Afghanistan. Was there a UNHRC investigation into that? No. The purpose of the UNHRC’s investigation was to investigate whether or not Israelnot individuals, engaged in war crimes as a matter of policy. The answer to that question is “No” as confirmed now by Judge Goldstone.

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2 Responses to Did Israel Commit War Crimes in Gaza?

  1. This reply is to a comment posting that I can’t publish because it is full of hatred and falsehood. Here is a collection of Ben Gurion’s ACTUAL QUOTES, not ones modified by anti-Israel hate groups.

    http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/David_Ben-Gurion

  2. As far as Israel “ethnically cleansing” which is a common accusation, how about the current President of the Palestinian Authority’s own opinion of why so many Palestinians left.

    “The Arab armies entered Palestine to protect the Palestinians from the Zionist tyranny but, instead, they abandoned them, forced them to emigrate and to leave their homeland, and threw them into prisons similar to the ghettos in which the Jews used to live.”

    — Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mahmud Abbas (“Abu Mazen”) Falastin a-Thaura, (March 1976)

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