U.N. Report on war crimes in Gaza ("Goldstone Report")

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Diogenes Diogenes's picture

An interesting development...

Hamas: The unlikely peacemaker by Patrick Martin, the Globe and Mail, Nov. 14, 2009


Some 57 per cent of Israelis support the idea of talking with Hamas, according to a reputable survey splashed across the front page of Haaretz's big Friday edition.

A link to the Haaretz artcle is here.

Diogenes Diogenes's picture

And another article for reflection:

Why do they hate the West so much, we will ask by Robert Fisk, January 7, 2009

Robert Fisk is an internationally respected journalist and mid-east correspondent for The Independent in Britain.  He wrote this article just 11 days into the conflict (which really should be called the Gaza Massacre).  The IDF stopped their attack 11 days later.

An excerpt form the 4th paragraph of the article:


What happened was not just shameful. It was a disgrace. Would war crime be too strong a description? For that is what we would call this atrocity if it had been committed by Hamas. So a war crime, I'm afraid, it was. After covering so many mass murders by the armies of the Middle East - by Syrian troops, by Iraqi troops, by Iranian troops, by Israeli troops - I suppose cynicism should be my reaction. But Israel claims it is fighting our war against "international terror". The Israelis claim they are fighting in Gaza for us, for our Western ideals, for our security, for our safety, by our standards. And so we are also complicit in the savagery now being visited upon Gaza.


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