Posted by Shapiro Ron on April 3, 2011 @ 1:37 am
On Friday, Justice Richard Goldstone, Chair of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, wrote an article in the Washington Post, discussing how recent information that has been released by Israel would have changed the outcome of the Goldstone Report from September of 2009. Below are a couple interesting quotes from the report:
“While the investigations published by the Israeli military and recognized in the U.N. committee’s report have established the validity of some incidents that we investigated in cases involving individual soldiers, they also indicate that civilians were not intentionally targeted as a matter of policy.
“Although the Israeli evidence that has emerged since publication of our report doesn’t negate the tragic loss of civilian life, I regret that our fact-finding mission did not have such evidence explaining the circumstances in which we said civilians in Gaza were targeted, because it probably would have influenced our findings about intentionality and war crimes.”
Chair of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict