Israeli Occupation Conditionally Agrees to Work With UN War Crime Probe

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After refusing to cooperate with a different UN committee, Jerusalem agrees to participate in another as long as a number of its conditions are met.

Israel has agreed to cooperate with the UN Headquarters Board of Inquiry established by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to investigate the damage to UNRWA facilities during the Gaza war this summer.

A senior Foreign Ministry official said Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, had submitted a letter on the issue to Ban on Tuesday. The official added that Israel had set conditions for its cooperation, but he declined to elaborate.

Last week Ban announced the formation of an “internal and independent” board that would probe the damage to UN installations. He said the board would also investigate cases in which weapons were found at UN facilities.

The board “will review and investigate a number of specific incidents in which…

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