Sunday, April 17, 2011

Relying on Misinformation, U.S. Senate Calls on U.N. to Rescind Goldstone Report

by Jeremy R. Hammond, Foreign Policy Journal, April 17, 2011
 
The U.S. Senate on April 14 passed a resolution “calling on the United Nations to rescind the Goldstone report”, the popular name for the report of a U.N. fact-finding mission chaired by Richard Goldstone that was charged with investigating Israel’s full-scale military assault on the Gaza Strip in 2008-09, code-named “Operation Cast Lead”.

The report of the fact-finding mission concluded that there was evidence that both Israel and the Palestinian authority in Gaza, Hamas, committed war crimes during the course of the assault.

Israel targets a school with white phosphorous munitions during 'Operation Cast Lead'
Israel targets a school with white phosphorous munitions during ‘Operation Cast Lead’
S.RES.138 states that “Justice Richard Goldstone publicly retracted the central claims of the report he authored in an op-ed in The Washington Post on April 2, 2011″ and “also conceded that the number of civilian casualties was far smaller than the report alleged”.

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