Ramping up pressure on Hamas, Hamas leaders, and the Palestinian Authority, eleven Palestinian human rights organization are demanding that they endorse the U.N. Goldstone Report recommendation to investigate Palestinian violations of international law allegedly committed during Israel’s Operation Cast Lead offensive in Gaza from late December 2008 through January 2009.
According to the report in Ha’aretz, the Palestinian organizations urging the probe include:
- the Arab Association for Human Rights
- the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights
- the Adameer prisoner’s rights group, and
- the Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counselling.
The Goldstone Report criticized, in part, terror attacks by Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist groups on Israeli civilians, violent attacks and internal repression, like summary executions in the Gaza Strip, as well as arrests and torture in the West Bank