Archbishop Desmond Tutu was named head of a U.N. fact-finding mission in the Gaza Strip. Tutu, the former archbishop of Cape Town and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, will head the mission established earlier this month following the killing of 19 Palestinian civilians by the Israeli military as it retaliated for rocket fire from Beit Hanoun. The Anti-Defamation League criticized the appointment of Tutu, an outspoken critic of Israel, as "an extension of the anti-Israel kangaroo court tactics used by the U.N. Human Rights Council."
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