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April 3, 2011 3:11 pm

Goldstone Regrets Anti-Israel Report

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Ynet – Richard Goldstone regrets a report that accused Israel of war crimes. In an article published Friday in the Washington Post, titled “Reconsidering the Goldstone Report on Israel and war crimes,” the South African judge wrote: “If I had known then what I know now, the Goldstone Report would have been a different document.”

The South African judge said he regrets that the “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,”.

Goldstone wrote that now he knows that the final report by the UN committee of independent experts, headed by Justice Mary McGowan Davis determined that “Israel has dedicated significant resources to investigate over 400 allegations of operational misconduct in Gaza while the de facto authorities (Hamas) have not conducted any investigations into the launching of rocket and mortar attacks against Israel.”

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