During Israel’s Operation Cast Lead, Israel targeted the Hamas police infrastructure, killing approximately 250 officers on 27 December 2008. Their status as combatants was disputed and Israel’s actions were widely condemned. The UN investigation into Cast Lead headed by Richard Goldstone stated that:This finally appears to be based on same bullshit as many other pieces of Hamas propaganda.
…[the mission] believes that the assertion on the part of the Government of Israel that ‘an overwhelming majority of the police forces were also members of the Hamas military wing or activists of Hamas or other terrorist organizations’ appears to be an overstatement that has led to prejudicial presumptions against the nature of the police force that may not be justified…
What now, Judge Goldstone?
Cross-posted on Yourish.com