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UN Commission: Gazan testimonies show "face of human suffering"

June 30, 2009 9:57 P.M. (Updated: June 30, 2009 9:57 P.M.)
Bethlehem - Ma'an - Two days of testiminoes from Gazans over the Israeli war on the area "let the face of human suffering be seen," said head of the UN mission investigating Israel's war on Gaza Tuesday.

His comments came after two days of live-to-air testimony from Gazans trapped in the besieged coastal region who suffered from Israel's devastating war on the area over December and January. The war resulted in the death of 1,475 Gazans.

"As fellow human beings we would like to put on record how deeply moved we were by many of the accounts of profound suffering and grief we have heard in the last two days," Goldstone was quoted as saying.

The commission will now move to Geneva, Switzerland, to collect statements from Israeli residents of border-towns near Gaza, as Israeli authorities refused to allow the commission collect the testimonies on Israeli soil.

The delegation is expected to submit its report in August.

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