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Israel asks UN to dump Gaza war crimes report

Sunday April 03, 2011 08:27:33 PM, PTI

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Jerusalem: Israel has asked the United Nations to dump a damning report on its much-criticised military operation in Gaza two years back after its author regretted some of his conclusions.

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today said his country was planning an international campaign to push the UN to retract the Goldstone Commission's report on the Israel Defence Forces' (IDF) 2008-2009 Gaza operation, Haaretz newspaper reported.

Israel's fresh demand came after South African judge Richard Goldstone expressed regret for his accusation that the IDF targeted civilians during the Gaza war.

Netanyahu yesterday asked the UN to "nullify" the report, saying it "must be thrown into the dustbin of history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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