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Goldstone report: Evidence of war crimes, crimes against humanity

Sept. 15, 2009 5:12 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 16, 2009 2:09 P.M.)
Washington - Ma'an - A UN fact-finding mission led by Justice Richard Goldstone on Tuesday released its long-awaited report on the Gaza assault, in which it alleged serious violations of international law committed by both Israel's military and Palestinian armed groups.

The mission concluded that there was evidence indicating Israel committed serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law during the assault, including actions amounting to war crimes, and possibly crimes against humanity.

The report also concluded that there is evidence that Palestinian armed groups committed war crimes, as well as possibly crimes against humanity, in their repeated launching of rockets and mortars into southern Israel over the course of the winter assault, which left some 1,400 Palestinians dead by mid-January 2009.

In a preliminary statement, Israel dismissed the findings. However, its Foreign Ministry said it would read the report "carefully," and noted that the military had opened a handful of investigations into individual cases.

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