UN Body Endorses Gaza War Crimes Report : RushPRNews - Newswire & Global Press Release Distribution

 
Bookmark and Share

UN Body Endorses Gaza War Crimes Report

October 16, 2009

UN Body Endorses Gaza War Crimes Report

NEW YORK (RPRN) 10/16/09 — The U.N. Human Rights Council has endorsed a report that accuses Israel and the Palestinians of war crimes during the Gaza conflict nearly a year ago.

After two days of debate, the council voted 25 to six Friday in Geneva in favor of a resolution that backs the report, with 11 countries abstaining.

The U.N. report calls on both sides to conduct investigations into the war crimes accusations within six months. Otherwise, the matter would be referred to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

The report also says Israel failed to take required precautions to protect noncombatants during the fighting last December and January. It also says Hamas fired fired rockets and mortars into Israel with the intention of harming civilians.

Both Israel and Hamas have denied the war crimes accusations.

Israel has rejected the report as false and one-sided, saying it was acting in self-defense against Hamas after years of Palestinian rocket attacks on southern Israel.

Israel says those rocket and mortar attacks are the reason it launched the Gaza offensive.

Some 1,300 Palestinians and 13 Israelis died during the three-week operation.

The United States also criticized the U.N. report, which was put together by a group of investigators led by South African judge Richard Goldstone.


Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

Photo Credit: U.N. General Assembly, file.

About the author:

Voice of America. The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. Government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

Click here to see all news from this author/company

Filed Under: Article-byline, BREAKING NEWS, World News, Israel

RUSH PR NEWS newswire and press release services at rushprnews.com / Anne Howard annehowardpublicist.com

Content- Legal Responsibility - All material is copyrighted - You may repost but you MUST link back to the original post on your page and acknowledge Rush PR News as the news source. Rush PR News is not legally and/or morally responsible for content of press releases, opinions expressed or fact-checking.

Rush PR News cannot be held legally responsible for material published and distributed through its newswire service or published in its press-room and therefore cannot be sued for published material. Third-party must be contacted directly to dispute content.

Rush PR News is not the contact for material published.

RSSFeed PRESS & SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASES

Newborn Foundation Featured on Global Health Panel at Annual Patient Safety Science and Technology Summit

SAINT PAUL, MN and IRVINE, CA-- 01/23/15 ·  - The Newborn Foundation, an international nonprofit leveraging medical...

Cape Coral Waterfront Estate Known as “The UPS House” to be Sold at February 10th Absolute Auction

Fort Myers, Florida 01/21/15 · Truck Driver Turned Executive Selling Florida Riverfront Dream...

Studio One selects Visual 2000 End2End Suite of Fashion Business Solutions

LONDON, UK 01/20/15 · Visual 2000 International announces manufacturer Studio One  are...

CPD Seminar: How Skill Trade Workers Will be Effected by Express Entry

Vancouver, BC - 01/19/15 · Ashton College Announces Seminar Addressing Express Entry - New...

Dr. Ken Pool, IT Pioneer, dead at 62, leaves a rich legacy in health data standards and public health

ARLINGTON, TX 01/17/15 · With deep sadness  OZ Systems announces the sudden passing...

Dr. Ken Pool, Founder and Chairman of Dallas-based OZ Systems, Dies at 62

ARLINGTON, TX 01/16/15 · It is with deep sadness that OZ Systems announces...

Real Estate Auction – Is It Right for You?

Charlotte, NC 01/12/15 · Luxury homeowners looking to sell their estates face...

Philippines to Host Largest Crowd in Human History

Manila, Philippines 01/12/15 · The largest gathering of humans ever recorded will...

First Dedicated Canadian Bitcoin Price Index Launched

Vancouver, BC 01/08/15 · The Canadian Bitcoin Index (CBIX) created by Vancouver...

OnServe & Learning Brick has expanded to Niagara/Southwestern ON.

Kingston, ON 01/06/15 · Onserve is your trusted IT services company in...

Music Host Network Wants Writers Now!

LOS ANGELES 01/06/15 · The Music Host Network, a music media site...

Identify genuine web traffic from bots and botnets

SAN FRANCISCO 01/06/15 · As a provider of high-quality web traffic, Traffic...

Author Manfred Popp publishes - You can do what I did: lose weight, improve your health, stay fit -

Gaimersheim / Germany 01/06/15 · New book from author Manfred Popp about Weight...