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The Goldstone Report: Anti-Israel or Merely Objective

Not everyone is au fait with the findings of The Goldstone Report:

In an attempt to balance the report, the mission did conclude that Palestinian rocket fire into Israel constitutes war crimes. But this is largely irrelevant because the extent of the charges against Israel is so much greater and more damning. [Source]

What piffle.

The manner in which Sharon carps on and on and [snooze] on about the anti-Israel tone of the report commissioned by the U.N. Human Rights Council is astounding in the extreme.

It begs the question of what he expected: given the high death toll on the Palestinian side the report’s conclusions are by no means unexpected.

And yet he continues:

The political bias of the mission was borne out in the report, which, despite its 575 pages, failed to find conclusive evidence of Hamas’ extraordinary use of civilians and civilian infrastructure for military purposes.

The political bias of the mission was borne out in the report, which, despite its 575 pages, failed to find conclusive evidence of Hamas’ extraordinary use of civilians and civilian infrastructure for military purposes.

Fair enough.

But it did find conclusive evidence that war crimes were perpetrated against Palestinian civilians on an epic scale.

Which I am sure is what rankled most.

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This entry was posted on September 18, 2009 by in Americas, Conflict Zones, Israel, Middle East, Palestine, Politics and tagged , , , , , .
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