April 3, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On April 3, 2011, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the UN to retract the Goldstone Report. The official finding was released by the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict in September 2009 and concluded that both Israeli and Palestinian forces committed war crimes during ...[read more]
September 16, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On September 16, 2009, Israeli officials rejected a call by the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict to establish an independent inquiry into accusations of war crimes during Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip. The establishment of independent inquiry was one of the key suggestions from ...[read more]
September 27, 2010
by Brian Jackson
The Israeli Ambassador to the UN on Monday called for an end to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) investigation into Israeli actions during the 2008-2009 Gaza campaign, Operation Cast Lead, which resulted in the deaths of 1,400 Palestinians. The ambassador, Aharon Leshno Yaar, called the UNHRC ...[read more]
September 15, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On September 15, 2009, the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, headed by Richard Goldstone, found evidence of war crimes committed by both Israeli and Hamas forces during Operation Cast Lead. The report found that Israel regularly impermissibly disregarded the welfare of civilians and ...[read more]
July 12, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
A group of lawyers on Monday filed a complaint with a Morocco prosecutor seeking the arrest of several high ranking Israeli officials over their involvement in Operation Cast Lead. The complaint names former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert, former foreign minister Tzipi Livni, and Defense ...[read more]
July 6, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced Tuesday that several Israeli soldiers will face disciplinary action for their role in the 2008-2009 Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza strip. The announcement was made following an independent Israeli investigation into the conflict, as well as the ...[read more]
May 13, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Israeli forces unlawfully destroyed civilian property during the 2008-2009 Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza strip, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report Thursday. According to the report, 'I Lost Everything': Israel's Unlawful Destruction of Property in the Gaza Conflict... ...[read more]
February 1, 2010
by Ann Riley
Two high-ranking Israeli military officers have been disciplined for firing shells into a populated area of the Gaza strip during last year's Operation Cast Lead, it was revealed Monday. The information was contained in a 46-page report presented to the UN on Friday describing Israel's ...[read more]
January 6, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Gabi Ashkenazi on Wednesday ordered the military to seek advice from legal advisers during battle, rather than just in the planning stages. Ashkenazi reportedly implemented the new regulations in spite of opposition from several commanders. The ...[read more]
January 5, 2010
by Andrea Bottorff
Israeli officials said Tuesday that a military delegation had canceled a trip to the UK over fears that they would be arrested on war crimes charges for their involvement in last year's Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip. Israeli Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Danny Ayalon met Tuesday ...[read more]

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