UN: Israel, Palestinians have 5 months for Case Lead probes

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February 26, 2010 18:41

 
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UNITED NATIONS — The UN General Assembly on Friday voted to give Israel and the Palestinians an additional five months to conduct independent investigations of alleged war crimes during Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip.




It warned that if independent investigations are not conducted "further action" may be taken by UN bodies including the Security Council.




The resolution was adopted Friday by a vote of 98-7 with 31 abstentions. Fifty-six countries did not vote.




In November, the General Assembly gave Israel and the Palestinians three months to undertake "independent, credible investigations" into the findings of a UN-appointed expert panel chaired by South African Judge Richard Goldstone. It concluded that both sides committed war crimes and possible crimes against humanity during the Gaza conflict.


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