Exclusive MEMO interview with Colonel Desmond Travers – Co-author of the UN’s Goldstone Report.
By Dr Hanan Chehata
Meeting Colonel Desmond Travers, one of the four co-authors of the UN’s landmark Goldstone Report, a year after the end of the Israeli invasion of Gaza was a fascinating experience. Sitting together in Dublin, he was clearly a man of strong convictions and he was very passionate about getting justice and accountability for the victims of war crimes.
He began by telling me a little bit about his military background and how it set him in good stead to be the lead military expert in the fact-finding mission looking at Israel’s 22 day attack upon Gaza during Operation Cast Lead in December 2008-January 2009, in which over 1400 Palestinians were killed. The subsequent report, we now know, concluded that actions amounting to war crimes and potentially crimes against hu
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