April 7 - The Hamas movement on Monday urged the United Nations to define clear distinctions between what it calls "criminal acts" by the Zionist-Israeli aggressors and "legitimate resistance" in its investigations of human rights atrocities committed in the Gaza War.
"We ask any investigation commission to be just towards the Palestinian people…not to put on the acts of resistance by Palestinians on the same level of Zionist crimes," said Fawzi Barhum, spokesman for the Palestinian Resistance movement.
"What the Palestinian people did and our resistance during the war ... amount to self-defense to protect the Palestinian people," he added.
Last Friday it was announced that the former international prosecutor Richard Goldstone - would be tasked with leading the investigation into war crimes committed during Zionist-Israel's 22-day Gaza invasion which killed more than 1,300 Palestinians.
The mouthpiece for the Zionist-Israeli Foreign Ministry, Yigal Palmor, slammed the UN probe, saying it was "not an attempt to find the truth but to tarnish Israel's reputation and to join efforts led by some countries to demonize Israel."