Goldstone Commission Gaza Conflict Findings and Reactions

Goldstone2…On September 18, The Times ran two more anti-Goldstone letters condemning Hamas “terrorism,” defending Israel’s right to self-defense, and saying that since its founding, “Israel was plagued by attacks by rejectionist groups that continue to this day.” It also ran a September 18 story headlined “UN Study Is Called Unfair to Israel” and quoted State Department spokesman Ian Kelly saying:

“Although the report addresses all sides of the conflict, its overwhelming focus is on the actions of Israel. Its conclusions regarding Hamas’ deplorable conduct and its failure to comply with international humanitarian law during the conflict are more general and tentative.”

MTW comment: Propaganda for dummies. The report’s overwhelming focus is on the actions of Israel because the actions of Israel and their consequences were overwhelming, as compared to those of the Palestinians. Besides, there is a qualitative difference between the actions of the defenders and the actions of the aggressor and illegal occupier. Israel had a chance to cooperate and to provide the evidence to the contrary. Israeli government refused to cooperate because they knew that war crimes had been committed in Gaza and that they were fully responsible for the slaughter and destruction carried out on their orders. Since 1947, Israeli terror in Palestine has nothing to do with self-defence or with Palestinian home-made rockets. It is a consistent policy of aggression, annexation, and ethnic cleansing. Until this is clearly stated, Goldstone’s report is full of Swiss Cheese holes.

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2 Responses to Goldstone Commission Gaza Conflict Findings and Reactions

  1. Ivan says:

    Just how does Israel occupy Gaza, please? As for the border crossings, every country is entitled to close its borders to anyone.

  2. marchtowar says:

    To Ivan:

    It is all explained in the Goldstone’s Report. Read the report, it will answer your question:

    http://marchtowar.wordpress.com/files/2009/09/goldstone_report.pdf

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