Has Israel committed war crimes in Gaza? (Video)

The UN launches an investigation into Israel’s ongoing assault on the Gaza Strip.

Source: http://www.aljazeera.com/

info-pictogram1 Twenty-nine of the UN Human Rights Council’s 47 members voted in favour of creating a commission of inquiry to look at possible war crimes committed by Israel. Only the United States voted against the resolution, while 17 states abstained, 10 of them European. The vote was taken after Navi Pillay, the UN’s human rights commissioner, said there is a “strong possibility” that Israel is guilty. The UN council condemned the Israeli assault on Gaza, which it said has involved “disproportionate and indiscriminate attacks”, including aerial bombing of civilian areas, collective punishment and the killing of more than 700 Palestinians.

Pillay also accused Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups fighting Israel of committing war crimes with indiscriminate attacks on civilians.

But based on past experiences, will the UN investigation serve any purpose? And could potential war crimes perpetrators be brought to justice?

Presenter: Adrian Finighan

Guests:

Diana Buttu – Former Legal Adviser to the Palestinian Negotiating Team

Hillel Neuer – Executive Director of UN Watch

Bill Van Esveld – Israel and Palestine Researcher at Human Rights Watch

About Akhi Soufyan

If you see goodness from me, then that goodness is from The Creator. You should be thankful to The Creator for all of that. Cause I'm not the architect of that. I'm only the...the recipient. If you see weakness or shortcoming in me it's from my own weakness or shortcoming. And I ask The Creator and the people to forgive me for that. _______________________________ Website eigenaar voor een betere wereld en doel, niet gericht op verdiensten van geld maar goede daden. In de naam van Allah, de Barmhartige. Als je goedheid van mij ziet, dan is dat de goedheid van de Schepper (God). Wees De Schepper dankbaar voor dat. Want ik ben daar niet de architect van, ik ben alleen de ontvanger.

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