A number of major American media outlets have concealed the details of the 2009 United Nations report revealing Israel’s military chemical attack on a United Nations Relief & Work Agency (UNRWA) that sheltered Palestinian refugees in the 22-day Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip.
The issue has been raised amid allegations that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons, which could trigger a possible US intervention.
Cleveland Challenger claims to have obtained a copy of the 575-page UN report prepared by a fact-finding mission led by ex-South African Judge Richard Goldstone after probing the events surrounding Operation Cast Lead.
The UN fact-finding mission accused Israel of violating war protocols by using Palestinians as human shields, murdering unarmed civilians, destroying water and sewage treatment plants as well as eliminating food supplies and production facilities.
The Israeli missile and ground assault on the Gaza Strip lasted from December 27, 2008 to January 18, 2009 and took some 1,100-1,400 Palestinian lives. Thirteen Israeli soldiers were killed and four died in friendly fire.
The invasion was justified by Israel’s claims that Hamas militants fired rockets at Israel, killing three Israeli civilians and one soldier.
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