Israel rejects U.N. document on Gaza war
Israel has expressed its disappointment from a UN report, which harshly crticized its activities during the recent Gaza war. The U.N. document conveyed the Israeli army intentionally fired at UN buildings and targetted civilians hiding in them during the December 2008-January 2009 war in the Palestinian enclave. "Israel deliberately fired at UN institutions even though it knew it was forbidden," said the U.N. document.
Israel in an official statement said "the report completely ignores the eight years of attacks against Israel that preceded the decision to initiate the operation, and ignores the difficult circumstances on the ground as dictated by Hamas and its methods of armed operation."
"The State of Israel rejects the criticism in the committee’s summary report, and determines that in both spirit and language, the report is tendentious, patently biased, and ignores the facts presented to the committee. The committee has preferred the claims of Hamas, a murderous terror organization, and by doing so has misled the world," the Israeli statement said.