US Lawmakers Harshly Criticize UN Gaza Report

US House of Representative will vote a pro-Israeli resolution calling on the President to reject a UN report saying Israel committed war crimes in the Gaza war.

The harshly worded resolution calls on President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "to oppose unequivocally any endorsement or further consideration" of the report, AFP reported.

The report of an inquiry team headed by South African judge Richard Goldstone concluded that Israel breached international conventions in the three-week war that left at least 1,400 Palestinians killed.

It also accused Hamas of violating the conventions and recommended that the case be referred to the International Criminal Court at The Hague if the two sides do not investigate the crimes within six months.

The report, however, sparked outcry among Israeli officials who termed it as biased.

The House resolution also echoed Israel’s protest claiming the Goldstone report is "irredeemably biased and unworthy of further consideration or legitimacy."

It also reaffirmed support for Israel and considered the Israeli offensive in the densely populated area during which Tel Aviv used banned weapons as an act of self-defense.

US lawmakers are expected to vote on Tuesday.

(Press TV)

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