Friday, Oct 16th, 2009

Israel is under pressure from its Western allies to investigate UN allegations of war crimes in the Gaza Strip.

The US, Britain and France all say the Jewish state should look into findings published last month by a UN mission led by South African jurist Richard Goldstone.

The report accused both Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas of war crimes during the December-January war in Gaza. Both sides have rejected the charges in his report, which is more critical of Israel than Hamas.

Israel’s UN ambassador Gabriela Shalev told the UN Security Council the report was a waste of its time, saying the document “favours and legitimises terrorism”.

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