2Ibid., para. 151.
3Independent Fact-Finding Committee on Gaza to the League of Arab States, No Safe Place, 30 April 2009, available at http://www.arableagueonline.org/las/picture_gallery/reportfullFINAL.pdf.
4See inter alia, Human Rights Watch, Rain of Fire. Israel’s Unlawful Use of White Phosphorus in Gaza, March 2009; “Israel/Gaza: Operation Cast Lead: 22 days of death and destruction”, Amnesty International, July 2009; “Guidelines for Israel’s Investigation into Operation Cast Lead”, B’Tselem, position paper, February 2009; Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Targeted Civilians, 2009.
5Israel, since its disengagement of 2005, no longer directly occupies Gaza, but continues to have the legal duties of an occupying Power under international humanitarian law due to its total control of the crossings into and out of Gaza, as well as the air space and coastal access.
6See A/HRC/12/48, para. 1883.
7Ibid., para. 1335.
8Ibid., para. 108.
9Ibid., paras. 1968–1969.
10Ibid., para. 1975.
11See statement by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights at the twelfth special session of the Human Rights Council, available at http://www.unhchr.ch/huricane/huricane.nsf/view01/6781752DD0ED2F1DC12576500047E3D3?opendocument.
12“Israel’s bombardment of Gaza is not self-defence, it’s a war crime”, The Sunday Times, 11 January 2009.
13Brandeis University Debate, 6 November 2009. A video of Justice Goldstone’s intervention is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtbHifKM6sM.
14“Dore Gold Illustrates UN Goldstone Report Bias Against Israel In Brandeis Debate”, Israel News Agency, 5 November 2009.
15“UN human rights chief endorses Goldstone Gaza report”, Haaretz, 2 November 2009.
16See the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website at http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Terrorism+Obstacle+to+Peace/Palestinian+terror+since+2000/Terror+in+Gaza+Two+months+since+the+Hamas+takeover+16-Aug-2007.htm.
17See above para. 3.
18For more information on the extent of damage suffered during Operation Cast Lead, please refer to the reports indicated in footnote 3 above. See also Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), OPT, http://www.ochaopt.org/gazacrisis/index.php?section=3.
19A/HRC/12/48, para. 127.
20For example Professor Avi Sagi of Bar Ilan University, Haaretz, 14 December 2009. Available at http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=1134917.
21“Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni ‘cancels London visit over prosecution fears’”, The Daily Telegraph, 14 December 2009, available at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/6811578/Israeli-opposition-leader-Tzipi-Livni-cancels-London-visit-over-prosecution-fears.html.
22See also “UK ponders law change after Tzipi Livni arrest warrant”, BBC News, 15 December 2009, available at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8415161.stm.
23“British court issued Gaza arrest warrant for former Israeli minister Tzipi Livni”, The Guardian, 14 December 2009. Available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/dec/14/tzipi-livni-israel-gaza-arrest.
24“UK to review war crimes warrants after Tzipi Livni arrest row”, The Guardian, 15 December 2009, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/dec/15/israel-tzipi-livni-arrest-warrant.
25“Israeli minister Ehud Barak faces war crimes arrest threat during UK visit”, The Guardian, 29 September 2009. Available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/29/ehud-barak-war-crimes-israel.
26“General Moshe Yaalon cancels London trip after arrest fear over Gaza bombing”, The Times, 6 October 2009. Available at http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article6862322.ece.
27Israeli Prime Minister’s Office, “Statement by PM Netanyahu on the Cabinet Decision to Suspend New Construction in Judea and Samaria”, available at http://www.pmo.gov.il/PMOEng/Communication/EventsDiary/eventfreeze251109.htm.
28“Mideast: settlements ‘moratorium’ still short of freeze”, IPS News, 25 November 2009, available at http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=49421.
29Geoffrey Aronson, “Netanyahu pledges to restrain settlement expansion – does it matter?”, Foundation for Middle East Peace, vol. 19, No. 6 (November–December 2009), available at http://www.fmep.org/reports/archive/vol.-19/no.-6/PDF.
30See for instance, “Let us make peace, declares Netanyahu”, The Jerusalem Post, 26 November 2009.
31“Israel’s announcement regarding settlements”, Hillary Clinton, available at http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2009a/11/132434.htm.
32See footnote 29 above.
33“Israel settlement freeze: Benjamin Netanyahu promises 10-month halt, angering allies”, Christian Science Monitor, 25 November 2009.
34See footnote 33 above.
36“Israel votes new funding for settlements”, Reuters Alertnet, 13 December 2009.
39“The map of national folly”, Zvi Bar’el, Haaretz, 14 December 2009, available at http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1134595.html.
40“Palestinians. National priority map is blueprint for settlement expansion”, Haaretz, 19 December 2009, available at http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1134699.html. See also “Labor ministers: help periphery, not settlements”, Ynet, 12 October 2009, available at http://www.ynet.co.il/english/articles/0,7340,L-3817996,00.html.
41“Palestinians try to wean themselves off West Bank settlements”, The Jewish Journal, 14 December 2009, available at http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/palestinians_try_to_wean_themselves_off_west_bank_settlements_20091214/.
42“Settlers attack West Bank mosque and burn holy Muslim books”, The Times, 11 December 2009, available at http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article6953281.ece.
43“The people who want to set things ablaze”, Ynet, available at http://www.kibush.co.il/show_file.asp?num=37197.
44“Netanyahu to officials: catch ‘criminals’ behind mosque attack”, Haaretz, 19 December 2009, available at http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1134455.html.
45See for instance “IDF on high alert after mosque arson”, The Jerusalem Post, 12 December 2009, available at http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1260447421277&pagename=JPArticle%2FShowFull.
46UN Daily News. 14 December 2009, available at http://www.un.org/news/dh/pdf/english/2009/14122009.pdf.
47See for instance OCHA publications, e.g. Protection of Civilians, for updated information. All reports are available at http://www.ochaopt.org.
48On this matter see collection of articles regarding Israeli Plans for East Jerusalem Settlement Expansion, Peace Now, 18 November 2009, available at http://peacenow.org/entries/East_Jerusalem_settlement_expansion.
49For analysis see Isabel Kershner, “Jewish Nationalists Clash with Palestinians”, Financial Times, 1 December 2009.
50“EU trying to ‘provoke’ Israeli government, analyst says”, EU Observer, 1 December 2009. Available at http://euobserver.com/9/29081.
51“Europe softens Middle East statement after condemnation from Israel”, The Guardian, 8 December 2009.
52Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice, 9 July 2004.
53General Assembly resolution ES-10/15, adopted on 20 July 2004 at the tenth emergency special session.
54See for instance “Eight Palestinians wounded near Jerusalem, dozens suffer tear gas attacks in Nil’in, demonstration in support of Swedish initiative in Bil’in”, Al Jazeerah Info, 4 December 2009.
55See for instance “Non-violent protests against West Bank barrier turn increasingly dangerous”, The Guardian, 27 April 2009.
56See for instance http://freedetainees.org/category/abdullah-abu-rahma or http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/12/443605.html.
57More information is available at the Stop The Wall Campaign, http://www.stopthewall.org/news/.
58“Swine flu cases confirmed in Gaza”, Maan News Agency, 6 December 2009, available at http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=244570.
59According to Gaza Gateway at http://www.gazagateway.org/.
60“Gaza power cuts up to 32 hours per week”, Maan News Agency, 13 December 2009.
61For more information see The Humanitarian Monitor, OCHA, November 2009, available at http://www.ochaopt.org.
62“UNRWA builds mud homes in Gaza”, Ynet, 13 December 2009.
63“Israel debates prisoner swap”, Al Jazeera, 21 December 2009.
64“Confronting Dispossession”, Karen AbuZayd, Maan News, 9 December 2009.