» 07/15/2009, 00.00
ISRAEL – PALESTINE
Palestinians used as human shields in Gaza, Israeli soldiers say
The organisation ‘Breaking the silence’ collects testimonies, which back charges by the United Nations, the Arab League and humanitarian organisations.
05/04/2011 ISRAEL – UNITED NATIONS
Goldstone Report “legitimate” for UN despite author’s change of mind
Richard Goldstone, a South African Jew, retracts his conclusions, saying that Israel’s “possible war crimes” in Gaza were not “intentional. A Palestinian family that had 28 members killed by Israeli soldiers responds to the judge. In the past few years, Goldstone was ostracised by world Jews, banned from praying in his synagogue.
07/10/2009 PALESTINE - ISRAEL
Closed-door discussion in UN over war crimes in Gaza. Abbas in the eye of the storm
The discussion will take place at the Security Council, at the request of the Libyan representative. Proposal also supported by the Palestinian mission to the UN. After protests critical of Abbas, the Ramallah government recognizes its "mistake" in slowing down discussions of the Goldstone report in Geneva. In Gaza, banners against Abbas, calling him a "traitor".
Hamas-Fatat agree on eve of donors’ conference
Palestinian factions agree to process that should lead to a national unity government. Thus aid for Gaza reconstruction should start flowing in. Israeli daily Haaretz writes that recent war benefited Hamas.
16/12/2008 PALESTINE - ISRAEL
Uncertainty over ceasefire between Hamas and Israel
The militant groups say it will end on December 19. But the majority of the people in Gaza are asking that it be continued.
06/04/2011 ISRAEL – UNITED NATIONS
Invited to Israel, Goldstone says no to the nullification of the report on crimes in Gaza
Interior Minister Eli Yishai invites the South African judge to Israel to thank him for his “courage” on changing his view on the UN report, clearing Israel of the charge of war crimes. However, the minister’s and Goldstone’s statements over the UN report are at odds.
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