The Goldstone Report: Rewarding Palestinian Terror
The United Nations fact-finding mission examining Israel’s Operation Cast Lead against Hamas in Gaza has been published. Headed by South African Judge Richard Goldstone, the mission’s 575-page report (PDF format) found that “Israel committed actions amounting to war crimes, possibly crimes against humanity.”
Here, we provide an overview of some of the failings the Goldstone Report, including:
CLAIM: ISRAEL DELIBERATELY TARGETED PALESTINIAN CIVILIANS
CLAIM: THE REPORT FOUND NO EVIDENCE OF PALESTINIANS USING HUMAN SHIELDS
CLAIM: THE GOLDSTONE REPORT IS OBJECTIVE AND UNTAINTED BY BIAS OR POLITICIZATION
CLAIM: THERE IS NO REASON TO DOUBT THE RELIABILITY OF “EYEWITNESSES” AND NGOs
CLAIM: ISRAEL IS INCAPABLE OF HOLDING ITSELF TO ACCOUNT WITHIN A PROPER LEGAL FRAMEWORK
Expect to see more of the Goldstone Report in the media over the coming days and weeks. This UN report based on the work of investigators who publicized their opinions before the investigation began and reliant on unreliable and tainted sources, delivered exactly what we expected: a drawn out condemnation of Israel’s efforts to defend its citizens against Hamas’s rockets.
In reality, it is the UN Human Rights Council that should be investigated for its complete failure to take action to protect the human rights of Israel’s citizens.
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