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Ireland must bring charges against perpetrators of war crimes in gaza

Posted on July 26, 2010

Costello and De Rossa urge action  - Deputy Joe Costello and Proinsias De Rossa MEP presenting a letter to the Attorney General, urging action on the Goldstone Report into war against Gaza
Deputy Joe Costello and Proinsias De Rossa MEP presenting a letter to the Attorney General, urging action on the Goldstone Report into war against Gaza

Last week Deputy Joe Costello and Proinsias De Rossa MEP made a formal complaint to the Attorney General about the Israeli 'Operation Cast Lead' and called for the initiation of prosecutions for war crimes carried out in Gaza from December 2008 to January 2009.

During that war over 1400 Palestinian civilians, including over 300 children, died. Also killed were 11 Israelis (seven from 'friendly' fire), and two Israeli civilians.

Speaking in joint statement, Deputy Costello and Pronisias De Rossa MEP said: "We are calling on Ireland's Attorney General to exercise his duty under Irish legislation, The Geneva Convention Act (1962), which obliges him to bring charges against those that are suspected of war crimes.

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