Debate On The U.N. Gaza War Crimes Report

Debate On The U.N. Gaza War Crimes Report


Packed house hears Justice Richard Goldstone, whose name has become synonymous with the U.N. Human Rights Council’s fact-finding report on the conflict, engage in a public forum with a senior Israeli political figure over widespread criticism of the report among supporters of Israel.

“Let me be absolutely clear,” Goldstone said. “International law allows, and indeed requires, Israel to defend its citizens. Hamas and others committed serious war crimes against the citizens of southern Israel…. ” However, he said, there is evidence that Israel’s policy in the latest fighting was to direct its military might against civilians and civilian infrastructure as a way of deterring future rocket attacks, a policy he said “completely undermines the foundations of international law.”

Justice Richard Goldstone


Ambassador Dore Gold responds:


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