Hamas welcomes further UN investigation into the Goldstone report

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    GAZA, (PIC)-- A judicial delegation from the UN arrived in the Gaza Strip Saturday evening to complete investigations into the Goldstone report on the 2008-2009 Israeli war against the Gaza Strip.

    The 16-member delegation, headed by Judge Kadstan Tomacht, reached the Strip through the Rafah crossing, local sources said.

    During its scheduled three-day visit, the group will meet with victims’ families, eyewitnesses who were exposed to Israeli assaults, and officials in human rights organizations.

    Hamas gave its warm welcome to the UN committee to continue investigating the deadly war on Gaza, which resulted in the death and injury of more than seven thousand, most of whom were women and children.

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    GAZA, (PIC)-- A UN committee began Sunday collecting testimonies from Palestinians after recommendations by Judge Richard Goldstone to investigate the 2008-2009 Israeli war against the Gaza Strip which claimed the lives of 1450 Palestinians.

    Members of the experts committee met up with active Palestinian human rights organizations' representatives in the Gaza Strip to listen to eyewitness accounts from the families of the Palestinian war victims.

    The committee, which was assigned by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), landed in the Gaza Strip via the Rafah-Egypt border Saturday evening. Members are scheduled to stay in Gaza until Aug. 17.

    This came during a meeting with international delegations from Spain and the Netherlands, while Sourani presented an overview of the current deterioration of human rights in the Gaza Strip and West Bank and the enduring Israeli blockade.

    Sourani stressed that Palestinian civilians - who are presumably protected under the Fourth Geneva Convention - are the real victims of the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip.

    UN committee begins to bring in testimonies from Gaza war victims

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