Responses to Goldstone Report

The following documents have been released by the Israeli government in conjunction with the Israel Defense Forces in response to allegations made by the Goldstone Report regarding Operation Cast Lead:

The Operation in Gaza: Factual and Legal Aspects

The document below was published concerning questions arising from the military operation in Gaza, aiming to present the operation with the correct context.

The document addresses various issues and incidents stemming from the operation and is based upon the rationale that Israel had an obligation and right to conduct a military action against Hamas in Gaza, in order to halt the continuous attacks on its home front.

Gaza Operations Investigation: Second Update

This Paper describes the progress and current status of investigations carried out by Israel into allegations of misconduct and violations of the Law of Armed Conflict by Israel Defence Force(“IDF”) during the military Operation in Gaza from 27 December 2008 through 18 January 2009 (the “Gaza Operation,” also known as “Operation Cast Lead”). It is intended as an update to the information presented in Israel’s reports related to the Gaza Operation previously released in July 2009 and January 2010.