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UN rights office says Gaza executions unlawful
Posted on 23 Apr 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

GENEVA (AP) - The U.N.'s human rights office says three men recently sentenced to death in the Palestinian territory of Gaza were executed unlawfully. A spokesman for U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says the men didn't... Read More

Manslaughter charge dropped in Gaza war case
Posted on 17 Aug 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's military prosecutor dropped a manslaughter charge against a soldier initially suspected of killing a Palestinian woman and her daughter during Israel's war against Gaza militants nearly four years ago, a defense attorney... Read More

Turkey seeks to condemn Israel in security summit
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

ISTANBUL - (AP) A summit for a 20-member security group for the Asian region kicked off Monday in Istanbul with Turkey seeking to condemn Israel for a raid that killed nine Turks on a pro-Palestinian aid flotilla that had attempted to break the blockade... Read More

France urges Israel to accept probe into raid
Posted on 7 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

PARIS (AP) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy's office says he has urged Israel's prime minister to accept an international inquiry into the deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla. Sarkozy and Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by telephone Sunday... Read More

Israel remains defiant, seizes Gaza-bound aid ship
Posted on 7 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

JERUSALEM - (AP) A defiant Israel enforced its 3-year-old blockade of Hamas-ruled Gaza on Saturday, with naval commandos swiftly commandeering a Gaza-bound aid vessel carrying an Irish Nobel laureate and other activists and forcing it to head to an... Read More

Israel: UN to take seized flotilla goods to Gaza
Posted on 15 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

JERUSALEM - (AP) The United Nations will take to Gaza tons of aid supplies languishing in an Israeli port for two weeks since they were seized in a bloody sea confrontation, the Israeli military said Tuesday. Richard Miron, a spokesman for the U.N... Read More

UN chief moving ahead with probe of Israeli raid
Posted on 7 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

JERUSALEM - (AP) An Israeli official said Sunday that U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon is moving ahead with plans for an international commission to investigate Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla. Ban wants former New Zealand Prime Minister... Read More

Israel expects decision soon on raid probe
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

UNITED NATIONS - (AP) An Israeli minister said Monday he expects a decision soon on an investigation into Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla that killed eight Turks and a Turkish-American. Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom said... Read More

Israel military investigating deadly flotilla raid
Posted on 9 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

JERUSALEM - (AP) Israel's military said it will have its own experts examine what caused a naval raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla to turn deadly, while nations led by Turkey condemned the operation and intensified demands for an international investigation... Read More

EU presses Israel to lift Gaza blockade
Posted on 14 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

JERUSALEM - (AP) The European Union pressed Israel Monday to lift the blockade of Gaza, deeming it "unacceptable" while the Israeli Cabinet approved an investigation into the deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in an effort to counter international... Read More