Legal Forum calls on Goldstone to probe Gaza executions

April 16, 2010 12:09

The Legal Forum for the Land of Israel has appealed to Jurist Richard Goldstone, calling on him to convene his commission to probe Thursday's execution by Hamas of two Gazans accused of collaborating with Israel during Operation Cast Lead.

In a letter to Goldstone, the forum said that since the commission was tasked with investigating alleged human rights abuses during the IDF operation, it should also probe “this barbaric act," that came in its aftermath and report its findings to the UN.

Attorney Hila Cohen wrote that “the executions undermine the very foundations of protecting human rights, and the most basic right – the right to life," adding that the killings were even contrary to Palestinian law itself.

The forum also wrote to Prime Minster Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, urging them to stop all money and merchandise transfers to Gaza in light of the executions.

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