World’s leading investigators call for war crimes inquiry

The Jewish state has a few self-inflicted problems to manage:

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mary Robinson and Justice Richard Goldstone among signatories “shocked to core” by recent events.

A 16-strong group of the world’s most experienced investigators and judges have today (16 March) called for a full international investigation into alleged abuses of international law during the recent Gaza conflict.

The call, supported by Amnesty International, is made in an open letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as well as all members of the UN Security Council. The letter comes at a time when a UN Board of Inquiry is expected to report to the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, on its initial findings regarding attacks on UN facilities and personnel in the region.

The new letter stresses the need for an investigation into “all serious violations of international humanitarian law committed by all parties to the conflict”. It argues that the UN investigation “should not be limited only to attacks on UN facilities.”

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