Thursday, February 4, 2010

Palestinian government in Gaza submits official response to UN Goldstone report

Palestinian government in Gaza submits official response to Goldstone report

GAZA, (PIC)-- The Palestinian government in Gaza submitted its official response to the office of the high commissioner for human rights regarding the recommendations of Goldstone report.

This came during a meeting between minister of justice Faraj Al-Ghoul and director of OHCHR in Gaza Curt Goering.

Minister Ghoul said that the government took many serious measures to implement its obligations toward the report such as the formation of a governmental committee to follow up the implementation of the recommendations mentioned in the report.

It also referred to the formation of an independent committee composed of international law experts in order to ensure the transparency and integrity of the actions taken.

[Press TV News] Hamas Rejects Allegations of War Crimes, Provides Detailed Response

Hamas has rejected allegations by the Goldstone Report that it is guilty of war crimes. Hamas has explicitly stated and provided documentary evidence that it doesn't target civilians, the three Israeli civilians that allegedly were killed by Hamas rocket fire from Gaza during it's defence of Gaza during Israel's Operation Cast Lead, were accidental and tragic mistakes. Hamas has said it explicitly targets military personnel and bases, and doesn't target civilians. Recorded on February 03, 2010 at 2100GMT

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