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Five factions meet in Gaza over future of UN report

Oct. 3, 2009 5:16 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 4, 2009 7:29 P.M.)
Gaza – Ma’an – Five Palestinian factions held a meeting in Gaza to discuss ways to leaders can push forward the recommendations of the Goldstone report for investigations of alleged Israeli war crimes in Gaza.

Called to order by Islamic Jihad, the factions, including Hamas, the DFLP, the PFLP and the PPP, collectively expressed their condemnation of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) decision to have debate over the report quashed at the UN Human Rights Committee on Friday.

Daoud Shehab of Islamic Jihad said parties set a committee to find ways that would see a continued “pursuit of Israeli war criminals.” He said delegates decided to hold an expanded meeting next week to “determine how Palestinians seeking justice for the crimes committed in Gaza can proceed.”

The delegations were composed of the following members:

Islamic Jihad

Mohammad Al-Hindi

Khaled Al-Batsh

Daud Shehab

Hamas

Jamal Abu Hashem

Ayman Taha

PFLP

Rabah Muhana

Kayed Al-Ghoul

DFLP

Saleh Naser

Mahmoud Khalef

PPP

Tal’at As-Safadi

Walid Al-A’wad

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