Israel is rejecting a call to launch an independent inquiry into its conduct in the Gaza Strip war.
That proposal was raised by U.N.-appointed investigators who concluded that Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers both committed war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity.
The investigating team issued its findings on Tuesday. Israel promptly rejected the conclusions as biased.
Israel’s military is still conducting its own investigations into the troops’ conduct in Gaza. So far, it has cleared itself of wrongdoing.
Government spokesman Mark Regev, said on Wednesday that Israel doesn’t need to conduct an independent inquiry.
He says the military probes are open to review by Israel’s independent judiciary and can be appealed.