Photo: Ori Porat
Abed Rabbo. Admits to mistake
Photo: Ori Porat
Abbas. Delaying action
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Palestinian official: We erred over Gaza delay

Abbas adviser admits PA made mistake by delaying action on UN report

A member of President Mahmoud Abbas' inner circle says the Palestinian leadership made a mistake by suspending action on a Gaza war crimes report .


It's the first such acknowledgment after days of angry protests in the West Bank and Gaza.


The UN report alleged Hamas and Israel committed war crimes in Gaza last winter.


Last week, Abbas gave in to US pressure and agreed to suspend the push for war crimes tribunals. Abbas aides defended the decision by saying they were only delaying, not dropping action.


However, on Wednesday, senior Abbas adviser Yasser Abed Rabbo said that "we have the courage to admit there was a mistake."


The Palestinians are now seeking to have the UN Security Council consider the Goldstone report.


The PA is expected to send Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki to the UN in order to support the Libyan request that the Security Council consider the report.




פרסום ראשון: 10.07.09, 10:54
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