UN To Hold Gaza “War Crimes” Hearings

By Gilbert Mercier, NEWS JUNKIE POST

The members of the independent fact finding mission, set up by the UN  Human Rights Council, are holding  public hearings in Gaza and Geneva starting today.

It is part of the UN investigations into human rights violation committed during the conflict in the Gaza strip. It will allow those affected to tell their stories to the world.

The four members team,  headed by Justice Richard Goldstone will listen to victims’ testimonies, witnesses & experts from all sides of the conflict. The first part  is taking place today and tomorrow in Gaza City, at the headquarter of the UN relief program.

Public hearings will also be held later, in Geneva, on July 6 & July 7. It is part of the conflict investigations, the war in Gaza from December 2008 to January 2009 killed 1,400 people and left 5,000 others injured.

“The purpose of the public hearings in Gaza & Geneva is to show the faces & broadcast the voices of the victims-All of the victims.” Said Goldstone.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon & UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay have called on Israel to “cooperate with the investigation.”


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