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Goldstone: Israel Did Not Target Civilians in Gaza

By on 4.4.11 | 12:11AM

On Friday, The Washington Post published an article by Richard Goldstone, the South African jurist whose UN report excoriated Israel for deliberately targetting civilians in Gaza during its defensive operation there from December 2008 to January 2009.

Well, now Goldstone states Israel did no such thing and if he knew now what he knew then his report would have drawn a different conclusion.

While I suppose I ought to praise Goldstone for being willing to admit he was wrong. Yet I am troubled as to how he could have ever believed that it was Israel's policy to wantonly kill Palestinian civilians.

Of course when one spends any amount of time amongst UN apparatchiks one is suspectible to believe any aspersion cast against Israel at face value.

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