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