The United Nations General Assembly is set to discuss on Wednesday the report of Judge Richard Goldstone on Gaza war. The report slams Israel’s disproportional use of force against the Palestinians, and also accuses both Israel and Hamas of committing war crimes. A vote would be held on the report during the session amidst US opposition and ‘anticipated’ Veto to make sure sanctions are not imposed on Israel.
Several Arab states urged Israel and the Palestinians to be fully committed to the recommendations of the report and to investigation war crimes allegations.
Arab states represented at the General Assembly pushed a draft demanding UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, to hold a discussion on the report at the Security Council.
Meanwhile, Israeli sources said that Israel received American assurances that the United States would vote against the report should it be presented without any modifications.
The sources added that most European countries would adopt the American stance in opposing the report.