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Israel issues its own Gaza war report, pre-empting U.N. inquiry| Reuters

Jun 14, 2015    

JERUSALEM Israel issued a report on Sunday arguing its 2014 Gaza offensive was lawful, a move aimed at pre-empting the release of findings of a U.N. war crimes investigation that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scorned as a waste of time.The 277-page report, which cited Israel's internal probes and statements from Western leaders backing its right to self-defence, suggested the Netanyahu government hoped to defuse criticism from the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) inquiry in advance. Deeming the HRC biased, Israel boycotted its investigators as it did those from the council who looked into i...

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