Hamas ‘on verge of Gaza war probe’ 30Nov09 December 1, 2009
Hamas saysÂ it is on the verge of starting its own investigation into whether it committed war crimes duringÂ Israel’s war on Gaza.
Aljazeera -Â 30 November 2009
The probe is one of the main requirements of the recent UN-backed Goldstone Report into the conflict, which took place during last December and January. Most of the report’s criticism was reserved for Israel.
In a rare interview, Ismail Haniya, the deposed Palestinian prime minister and the senior Hamas official in Gaza, told Al Jazeera’s Zeina Awad that he is still hopeful of exchanging Gilad Shalit, a captured Israeli soldier, for Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails.
Haniya outlined what he would personally be willing to do for reconciliation with the rival Fatah movement. He also addressed allegations that Hamas torturedÂ political opponents and suppressed their political rights.