On 29 September the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) convened in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss findings from an investigation into the events in Gaza during Israel’s January 2009 incursion, Operation “Cast Lead.” The central focus of the Geneva session was the Goldstone Report, which is based upon a UN fact-finding mission led by South African judge Richard Goldstone and cites widespread human rights violations by the Israeli military and Hamas.

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