Palestinians: Probe Hamas for war crimes

Human rights advocates ask terror group to conduct credible investigation into war crimes allegations.

January 18, 2010 19:30
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goldstone gaza. (photo credit: AP)

Eleven Palestinian human rights groups have asked Hamas to conduct a credible internal investigation into allegations it committed war crimes during last winter's war with Israel.

UN investigator Richard Goldstone has said he believes both Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers committed war crimes during Israel's offensive in Gaza.

Goldstone said Israel used excessive force and Hamas terrorized Israeli civilians with indiscriminate rocket attacks.

The UN General Assembly adopted Goldstone's findings and gave both sides until Febuary 5 to investigate. Neither has done so. Israel and Hamas deny the allegations.

Shahwan Jabareen of the Palestinian group al-Haq said that Hamas told him it would investigate, but that he has not seen serious steps.

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