UN rights body endorses Goldstone Report

UN rights body endorses Goldstone Report

Human Rights Council adopts UN committee’s report accusing Israel of committing war crimes in Gaza during last winter’s conflict. Twenty-five of body’s members vote in favor of referring report to Security Council for action, six vote against resolution and 11 abstain
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The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday endorsed a report that accused both Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas of committing war crimes in Gaza in their December-January conflict.

The Council voted to refer the report to the Security Council, possibly setting up international prosecution of Israelis and Palestinians accused of war crimes.

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6 For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because you have clapped your hands and stamped your feet, rejoicing with all the malice of your heart against the land of Israel, 7 therefore I will stretch out my hand against you and give you as plunder to the nations. I will cut you off from the nations and exterminate you from the countries. I will destroy you, and you will know that I am the LORD.’ ” Ezekiel 25:6-7


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