Gov’t in Gaza: Goldstone report freeze a free service to Israel

[ 02/10/2010 – 03:35 PM ]

GAZA, (PIC)– Minister of Justice in Gaza Dr. Mohammed Ghoul said attempts by the Fatah authority in the West Bank to freeze the Goldstone report to the UN for another six months for the second time in one year act as a “free service” to Israel.

Dr. Ghoul said in a press conference held in Gaza on Saturday: “Delaying the due date is murder to the report and neglect of the rights of the victims and those affected by the war and its consequences on Gaza, and gives [Israel] justification to continue to commit more crimes against the Palestinian people.”

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon violated Judge Goldstone’s recommendations when ignoring reports issued from Gaza, which came as a clear response to the recommendations, the minister added.

Ki-moon should responsibly deal with the government in Gaza and recognize it as a government elected by the Palestinians, and should accept its reports as he would any other world government, Ghoul went on to say.

He condemned the report issued from the committee in Ramallah, charging that it vilifies the Palestinian resistance movements and clears the Israeli government of violation charges in its war on Gaza.

Ghoul said the committee’s report did not commit to integrity, credibility, neutrality and nationalism.

“The committee (members) relied on some of the reports issued from Gaza and did not come to Gaza (themselves), so its report is considered biased, aimed at undermining the resistance movements and acquitting the occupation forces,” the Gaza official said.

“Delaying the report is an insult to the blood of the murdered and gives a cover for Israel to continue its aggression against the Palestinian people,” he continued.

Dr. Ghoul called on the global community to shoulder its responsibilities and make efforts to bring Israel to trial in international courts to give justice to the victims of the war.

“The Arab League must make serious efforts to lift the Gaza siege, which is considered a crime against humanity, and a shame for the international community as long as it goes on,” the minister concluded.

Gov’t in Gaza: Goldstone report freeze a free service to Israel.

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