But recommends Israel pays for "war crimes", for a single retaliatory misfire:
AFP:Israel's shelling of Beit Hanoun a 'possible' war crime: UN report
Israel's shelling of the Gaza village of Beit Hanoun in November 2006 that killed 19 Palestinian civilians may constitute a war crime and the victims should receive compensation, a UN report said Monday.
"In the absence of a well-founded explanation from the Israeli military... the mission must conclude that there is a possibility that the shelling of Beit Hanoun constituted a war crime," said the report of a fact-finding mission headed by South African Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu.
The former South African archbishop and anti-apartheid activist will present his report, which also condemns Palestinian attacks on Israel, to the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday.
He was mandated by the Council in November 2006 to investigate the incident but only managed to visit Gaza via Egypt in May this year after the Israelis refused three previous attempts to access the coastal strip via their territory.
Following an internal investigation, Israel concluded that shelling the civilians' homes was "a rare and grave technical error of the artillery radar system," and announced in February that no charges would be brought against Israeli forces involved in the incident.
But Tutu's report said that the "Israeli response of a largely secret internal military investigation is absolutely unacceptable from both legal and moral points of view."
"The mission recommends that the State of Israel pay victims adequate compensation without delay," it added.
Tutu also condemned rocket fire by Palestinian militants based in Gaza against Israeli civilians and said the Islamist Hamas movement in power in the coastal strip was responsible for ensuring it ceased.
"Those in positions of authority in Gaza have not only an international humanitarian law obligation to respect international humanitarian law norms relating to the protection of civilians, but also a responsibility to ensure that these norms are respected by others," the report said.
Recommend Israel will pay compensation, despite not talking to a single victim of terror or the people who did misfire the missile. No recommendation on what should happen to those who deliberately daily bombarded Israeli civilians, including over this weekend. It's like asking Holocaust victims to pay compensation to German soldiers who were mentally afflicted by guarding the concentration camps.
Israel refused to assist the antisemitic UN envoy. I'm sure the UN paid handsomely to Tutu and his friends for this "facts" finding mission, who financed that payment? Isn't it time to stop funding this sinkhole of basic decency?
Fact find this UN:
Fact find the 1000+ Israeli casualties of Arab terror from 2000 to today... as if Tutu cares. In my view, by making his statement today, he took part in the war on Sderot and Ashkelon. The UN is a tool in the war on Israeli civilians. The UN is responsible for war crimes - by funding and feeding UNRAW and the PA which feed the terrorists. The UN should pay compensation to Israel's victims of terror, which no one cares to identify as a war crime.