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June 21, 2006

HRW's Garlasco Backtracks on Backtracking

Our last entry points to a Jerusalem Post article in which Human Rights Watch's Marc Garlasco says the IDF did a "competent job" in investigating the Gaza beach explosion, contradicting early assertions by Garlasco and his organization.

Strangely, Garlasco now appears to be backtracking on his earlier backtracking, again maligning the IDF's inquiry:

An investigation that refuses to look at contradictory evidence can hardly be considered credible,” said Marc Garlasco, senior military analyst at Human Rights Watch. “The IDF’s partisan approach highlights the need for an independent, international investigation.

Meanwhile, the Jerusalem Post reports,

Head of the commission Maj.-Gen. Meir Klifi said the two pieces of shrapnel retrieved from two Palestinians wounded in the explosion that killed seven and currently undergoing treatment at Soroka Hospital in Beersheba did not come from a 155 mm shell, the type of ordnance used by the IDF earlier that day in attacks on Kassam launch sites.

Posted by GI at June 21, 2006 06:35 PM

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Maybe the JPost did not quote him accurately? Why don't you check w/him?

Posted by: strange at June 23, 2006 10:49 PM

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