UN's Gaza war crimes probe to screen hearings live

The United Nations team which is investigating alleged war crimes committed during Operation Cast Lead, last January, announced on Wednesday that it would broadcast the hearings it plans to hold with Palestinian and Israeli victims live. The team, led by veteran war crimes investigator Richard Goldstone, will hold the hearings in Gaza City on Sunday and Monday, UN officials said. Spokeswoman Doune Porter said that the hearings would be broadcast and the media would be allowed to view them from a separate room. She said Wednesday that the team also would hold hearings in Geneva on July 6-7 under the same conditions.