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Goldstone cited for worldwide efforts

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(source: Arutz Sheva)

The Swedish-based International Legal Assistance Consortium awarded South African justice Richard Goldstone its first Stockholm Human Rights Award on Thursday night. The award cites Goldstone for his work in South Africa, Yugoslavia and Rwanda, among other places, in addition to the report he wrote which accused Israel, and to a lesser extent Hamas of crimes in last winter’s Operation Cast Lead counterterror operation.

The consortium runs a program in what it calls the "Occupied Palestinian Territories" which "is mainly to support the Palestinian Bar Association," according to the group’s website. Those occupied territories include Gaza, which has not had a full-time Israeli presence since the Israeli government uprooted Gaza Jews in 2005.