A United Nations investigation found that both Israel and Hamas committed war crimes during last winter’s war in Gaza. The report, while accusing both Israel and Hamas, singled out Israel for particularly harsh criticism. On Wednesday, reaction to that report has been swift and strong.
U.N. investigators are now calling upon Israel and Hamas to conduct their own independent inquiries into the allegations. If not, the team is recommending the case be sent to an international war crimes tribunal. Israel has rejected that call, blasting the report as being “conceived in sin.” The Israeli government refused to cooperate with the investigation, saying the outcome was “prejudged.”
Much of the Arab press focused on the allegations against Israel, while downplaying the actions of Hamas. In Israel, the report was almost universally condemned.
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