The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution asking the Palestinian Authority and Israel to investigate the Gaza Strip war in the winter of 2009 even though Israel has submitted its report and the Palestinians are still investigating. The resolution urges both parties to conduct separate investigations that are “independent, credible and in conformity with international standards.” The United States voted against the resolution. Israel’s UN Ambassador, Gabriela Shalev said the PA “cannot genuinely address the conflict between the state of Israel and the Hamas terrorist entity.” Actually, the PA has as much anger toward Hamas as does Israel.
There is scant doubt Israel’s invasion of the Gaza Strip entailed human rights violations on both sides. Why not a joint commission containing representatives from both sides which conduct the investigation?