Goldstone Retracts Part Of U.N. Report On Israel’s Actions In Gaza : NPR
South African judge Richard Goldstone says he no longer believes Gazan civilians were deliberately targeted as a matter of Israeli policy during the war which left up to 1,400 Palestinians dead.
The news sent the Israeli political establishment into overdrive this weekend, with some claiming it would be a turning point for Israel’s international PR efforts.
Goldstone’s report for the U.N. accused Israel of crimes against humanity. It stated that Israel’s military deliberately targeted civilians during the 23-day offensive in Gaza. But in a commentary published in the Washington Post this weekend, Goldstone retracted some of those claims. He wrote that had he known then what he knows now about the Gaza war, he would have published a different documen
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