Israel used disproportionate force during Gaza war, UN report finds. More as it comes in. Unfortunately the UN's perverse notion of 'balance' has also led Goldstone to conclude that Palestinians fighting back with a fraction of the firepower of Israel also committed war crimes by firing unguided rockets at civilian areas. But that means that every western power that has been engaged in modern warfare is also guilty of committing war crimes.
Leaving this nonsense aside, the 600-page reports central finding against Israel is going to make it harder for the Israelis to keep trumpeting the humanitarian virtues of the 'most moral army in the world' as they like to refer to the murderers on land, sea and air that are the misnamed Israel Defence Forces.
Latest from AP:
The United Nations says the investigation led by former South African judge Richard Goldstone (pictured above) concluded that "Israel committed actions amounting to war crimes, possibly crimes against humanity," during its Dec. 27-Jan. 18 military operations in the Palestinian territories.
The global body said the report released Tuesday "concludes there is also evidence that Palestinian armed groups committed war crimes, as well as possibly crimes against humanity," by firing rockets into southern Israel.
Israel refused to cooperate with the investigation, saying the U.N. Human Rights Council that ordered it was biased against the Jewish state.