China says it will oppose Goldstone discussion


JERUSALEM (JTA) — China will oppose discussion of the Goldstone report in the United Nations Security Council, Chinese lawmakers told a visiting Israeli delegation.

Beijing also will oppose allowing the report to be used as the basis for lawsuits against Israel and Israelis in the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the officials on Wednesday told Israeli lawmaker Tzachi Hanegbi, who is leading a delegation from the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.

Hanegbi severely criticized China for voting to approve a resolution endorsing the Goldstone report in the U.N. Human Rights Council last week.

The Chinese lawmakers told the Israeli delegation that they believed the Human Rights Council was capable of looking into the report without the involvement of other international organizations, according to reports.

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