Here's a report sure to be ignored....
Israel is about to release its investigation into the allegations of the Goldstone Report....
The IDF is close to completing a comprehensive report that will respond to the accusations that were leveled at the military by the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, more commonly known as the Goldstone Report.
Work on the report began immediately following Operation Cast Lead but picked up speed several months ago with the appointment of Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yuval Halamish, a former senior intelligence officer, to compose the report and coordinate between the different IDF branches that have been conducting investigations into Goldstone's claims that Israel perpetrated war crimes against the people of Gaza.
IDF sources said that Halamish - together with Southern Command, the Air Force, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories andthe Military Advocate-General - were close to completing the report following which it would be released to the public.
Last month, The Jerusalem Post reported that the Southern Command had completed a review of 36 cases of alleged war crimes that Judge Richard Goldstone had accused it of perpetrating and found that 30 of then were "baseless accusations."
The six remaining cases were discovered to be based on true events and were caused by operational errors and mistakes.
The report will also include a chapter on the humanitarian efforts that the IDF made during the operation. After the report is completed, it will be reviewed by Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi.