Report: Foreign Ministry prevents Geneva Convention meeting
October 29, 2010 10:18
The Foreign Ministry has succeeded in preventing a meeting of states which have signed the Geneva Convention, which could have resulted in a public statement that Israel has violated the charter during Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip during 2009, Army Radio report Friday.
According to the report, Israeli embassies in Switzerland, New York and various European capitals with help from Washington, were able to diplomatically prevent the meeting in Switzerland. It was expected that the meeting would conclude that Israel did not do enough to prevent Palestinian civilian casualties during the 2009 war in Gaza.
Sources close to Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman also succeeded in preventing the establishment of the victim's compensation fund of those injured in Cast Lead, which was decided by the UN Human Rights Council.